4th Grade Fractions: Operations – CCSS

Students model, draw, explain, solve, justify, and journal to understand equivalent fractions and compare fractions.


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  • Compose and decompose fractions
  • Model addition and subtraction
  • Add and subtract fractions with the same denominator

Available in English and Spanish


Fractions – traditionally hard to teach and harder to learn – but not with TeachTransform’s 4th Grade Fractions: Operations. In whole group and small group instruction as well as centers, students use the meaning of fractions to compose and decompose them. Then they see that addition and subtraction of fractions with common denominators is the same as composing and decomposing. Finally they learn to add and subtract fractions fluently and journal to justify their thinking. 

Lots of centers, silly characters and contexts keep students interested and develop problem solving grit. 

This book includes activities for the whole class, small groups, centers, intervention, and guided math that build the academic language of fractions.

If your students aren’t quite ready to learn the operations, help them build foundational skills with TeachTransform’s 4th-5th Grade Fractions: Foundations for Operations, which develops the following skills so that students become fluent in fraction operations:

• simplifying fractions
• converting between mixed numbers and fractions larger than 1
• using equivalent fractions to make fractions with common denominators

Each activity includes:

  • CCSS
  • Setting Up for Instruction
  • How-To Guide with full teacher directions including questions
  • Thought Extender Questions to help students get ‘unstuck’ and focus on the math concepts
  • Answer Key
  • Content explanations to deepen teacher understanding of fraction concepts
  • Instruction extras to support implementation of instructional strategies

Tutoring & Intervention

4th Grade Fractions: Operations activities can be used for Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 instruction in 4th grade. The activities can also be used to catch 5th graders up and fill in gaps without loss of rigor or time. For 5th graders to find equivalent fractions, put Memory Match or Creation Station in a center or play Equivalent Fractions Bingo with the whole class.

Instructional Alignment from Grades 2–5

Not only is the content aligned among the grades, but the instructional strategies are too. For students who are “growing up” with TeachTransform’s instructional materials, you can expect them, with a little prompting, to give an answer that includes a why, to use sentences to explain their thinking, to question each other in small groups. This lightens the instructional and cognitive load in each grade and leads to mastery.

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