**Subject: Math**

**Lesson Length: 35 - 45 mins**

**Topic: Adding And Subtracting Fractions With Like Denominators; Numbers & Operations: Fractions**

**Brief Description:**
In this lesson, students will write and solve word problems involving the addition or subtraction of fractions with like denominators.

**Know Before You Start:**
Students should be familiar with fractions, as well as the terms **numerator** and **denominator**.

**Hook:**

- Read and discuss the sample comic.
- Have you ever used fractions while baking?
- Have you ever made a “bake” mistake?

- Review what
**like**denominators are. - As a class or in pairs, solve and discuss each of the questions in the comic.
- Will you be adding and subtracting
**like**or**unlike**fractions?

- Will you be adding and subtracting

**Activity:**

- Using the sample comic as a guide, have students create a three-to-five-panel comic word problem. The comic should include:
- A word problem that includes adding or subtracting fractions.
- An explanation of how to solve the problem.
- The answer to the problem.
- Remind students to make their comics fun and creative.
- You may wish to have students provide a visual fraction model to accompany their word problem. This can be done on a separate piece of paper.

**Closure:**

- Have students read their finished word problem comics to a partner.
- The partner can solve the problem to make sure that they agree with the answer.

**Differentiation:**

- Provide a list of pre-made word problems for students who are struggling with the concept.
- Allow advanced students to use fractions with
**unlike**denominators.

**Resources:**

- Comic to print or display: Comic.