Adding and Subtracting Positive and Negative Fractions

Grade 6

Created by:

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:
3/2 – 4/2 =
-3/4 – 1/4=
10/4 – 7/4=
-5/4 + 7/4=
-3/2 + 4/2=


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