Adding and Subtracting Positive and Negative Fractions

Grade 6

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Math & Movement

Activity Instructions

Important: Have students face the positive numbers when adding and the negative numbers when subtracting, and make a 180 degree turn for each negative sign (not including the first number in the equation). Two negatives require a 360 degree turn canceling the change in direction.
Sample Questions:
1/3 – 4/3 =
-3/6 – 1/6=
10/3 – 7/3=
-5/6 + 7/6=
-3/3 + 4/3=


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