Adding and Subtracting Fractions

Media Item

Bibliographic Information: Khan Academy. Adding and Subtracting Fractions. 2007.

Description:
This video teaches how to add and subtract fractions using patterns, relationships, and rules. It includes four examples and basic vocabulary.

Quantitative Reading Level: Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 86.7

Qualitative Reading Analysis:
This video is presented mainly in first-person lecture format, focusing on the many ways that fractions can be combined. It teaches skills needed to pass the GED. The media is 6th grade level.

Content Area: Math-Fractions

Content Area Standard:

  • CCSS for Literature for K-5: #1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text; #3 Describe how characters in a story respond to major events and challenges; #4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including figurative language such as metaphors and similes.
  • CCSS for Informational Text for K-5: #3 Explain the relationships or interactions between two or more individuals, events, ideas, or concepts in a historical, scientific, or technical text based on specific information in the text; #7 Draw on information from multiple print or digital sources, demonstrating the ability to locate an answer to a question quickly or to solve a problem efficiently; #9 Integrate information from several texts on the same topic in order to write or speak about the subject knowledgeably; #10 By the end of the year, read and comprehend informational texts, including history/social studies, science, and technical texts, at the high end of the grades 4–5 text complexity band independently and proficiently.
  • CCSS for Foundational Skills for K-5:  #4 Read with sufficient accuracy and fluency to support comprehension.

Curriculum suggestions:
This is a good lesson to use in Math Curriculum. It is best suited to 4th grade through 8th grade. It explores basic work using fractions.

Supporting Digital Content:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=52ZlXsFJULI
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC4a-Gbdw7vOaccHmFo40b9g

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