Adding Fractions Unit for Special Education Like Denominators

Total Pages: 61
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Fractions can be tough to teach, especially in special education, even more so when it comes to mathematical operations. This Adding Fractions Unit contains over 60 pages of material specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit on fractions addresses adding fractions that have the same denominator in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on adding fractions. This repetition encourages true understanding of adding fractions with like denominators. Finally, many of the activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

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I will be working on a similar unit next (January 2017) for adding fractions with different denominators, so be sure to check back!!


Adding Fraction Unit Includes:

• 25 page book with photos and simple text
• 16 small group practice cards
• 4 pages identifying correct examples of adding fractions
• 19 page differentiated worksheet set (5 levels)
• 10 question assessment


This unit has some very thoughtful ideas on teaching the concept of adding fractions, with special attention to the common core as it relates to special education. If you teach in a life skills setting in middle and high school, this content is still appropriate for instruction.

Much of what I have learned about curriculum development is incorporated in these units. For example, do not be afraid of repetition. It is critical that students with significant disabilities get to experience material over several days to be able to fully assimilate what is being taught. Also, adding visual supports to your printables and class activities helps students be able to pay more attention to the content you are presenting rather than the mechanics of what is expected. Finally, ask questions. Good questions!! Regardless of the material, if we can ask students good questions it will push them to think more deeply than before.

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★★★I have many other complete math units available. Just click on the math tab to the left in my store.

I also have an introductory unit on fractions you can see by clicking below:

Fractions Introductory Unit