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This anchor chart provides questions and sentence stems students can use in classroom conversations. Compliments of Eureka Math writer Colleen Sheeron.

This anchor chart provides questions and sentence stems students can use in classroom conversations. Compliments of Eureka Math writer Colleen Sheeron.

When I first started teaching adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators to my fifth graders, I quickly realized that they needed some concrete step-by-step directions. They also needed a way to organize their work. I racked my brain for a little while before coming up with this graphic organizer. My students love it, and they never confuse the steps again!

Adding and Subtracting Fractions Using the Four-Square Method

When I first started teaching adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators to my fifth graders, I quickly realized that they needed some concrete step-by-step directions. They also needed a way to organize their work. I racked my brain for a little while before coming up with this graphic organizer. My students love it, and they never confuse the steps again!

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