## Reflection: Lesson Planning Subtracting Fractions with Models - Section 2: Practice

Finding quality tasks and activities is somewhat difficult when you are looking for something specific.  But if you keep an open mind and use a little bit of creativity you can find exactly what you are looking for.  For example, when designing my unit I thought that separating adding and fractions was important to do at first before combining the concepts into a multi-step problem.  But, when I was searching for activities on just addition or just subtracting it became a little daunting to find what I was looking for.  With a little perseverance I was able to locate this activity and knew with a little thought it could be molded into exactly what I was looking for.

Everything works with a little modification.
Lesson Planning: Everything works with a little modification.

# Subtracting Fractions with Models

Unit 4: Adding and Subtracting Fractions
Lesson 11 of 17

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Math, Fractions, mixed numbers
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### Erin Doughty

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