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Strand: NUMBER AND OPERATIONS - FRACTIONS (5.NF)

Use equivalent fractions as a strategy to add and subtract fractions (Standards 5.NF.12). Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication and division to multiply and divide fractions (Standards 5.NF.37).

Standard 5.NF.2

Solve real-world problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole, including cases of unlike denominators by, for example, using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. Use benchmark fractions and number sense of fractions to estimate mentally and assess the reasonableness of answers. For example, recognize 2/5 + 1/2 = 3/7 as an incorrect result, by observing that 3/7 < 1/2.


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