# Same Denominator Fraction Word Problems Math Games

In this series of games, your students will learn to solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole and having like denominators. The Same Denominator Fraction Word Problems learning objective — based on CCSS and state standards — delivers improved student engagement and academic performance in your classroom, as demonstrated by research. This learning objective directly references 4.NF.B.3.d as written in the common core national math standards.

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## Concepts Covered

Adding and subtracting fractions is similar to whole number computation in that it adds or subtracts two number line quantities. Fractions are a sum of unit fractions. Use visual models to show that unit fractions compose fractions. A mixed number is a whole number plus a fraction smaller than one, written without the addition sign. Use equivalent fractions for mixed numbers by converting the whole into a composition of unit fractions. Add and subtract mixed numbers by using equivalent fractions with the same unit fraction and adding or subtracting the numerators only.

In order to formulate an equation of the form A+B = C for a word problem, the numbers A, B, and C must all refer to the same (or equivalent) wholes or unit amounts. Word problems can be result unknown, total unknown, change unknown, or both addends unknown.

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