Equivalent Fractions Adding and Subtracting Fractions PBL Activity


If you are teaching equivalent fractions, adding fractions with like denominators, or adding fractions with unlike denominators, then I have the PBL fractions activity for you! This engaging fraction feast resource will definitely be a hit!


In this resource, there are several activities to choose from. Pick a few, or do them all. These are the Activities:

  • Students create their own “feast” plate and/or “dessert” plate by partitioning foods
  • Students create their own “feast” plate and/or “dessert” plate by cutting & pasting fractional foods
  • Students are given orders to create on “feast” and/or “dessert” plate
  • Students can price orders
  • Critical thinking questions & enrichment tasks


This resource packet is differentiated so that you can meet your students’ needs.


These Concepts are Covered:

  • Partitioning fractions
  • Adding fractions with like denominators
  • Adding fractions with unlike denominators
  • Identifying fractions
  • Generating fractions
  • Equivalent fractions
  • Adding decimals (money)
  • Composing/Decomposing fractions
  • Fractions from the same whole
  • Mixed and improper fractions


Benefits of this Resource:

  • Student-centered
  • Hands-on fractions
  • Real-life application
  • Differentiated
  • Several fraction skills in one
  • Provides choice for teachers & students
  • More than one day’s activities
  • Encourages critical thinking
  • Creates math rich environment
  • Organized and detailed
  • Engaging


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