Access Point #: MAFS.4.MD.2.AP.4a

Solve problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions with like denominators (2, 4, and 8) by using information presented in line plots.

Essential Understandings


  • Use manipulatives and models (e.g., fraction bars and fraction circles) to add or subtract fractions with like denominators (2, 4, and 8; this is an expectation of students as referenced in MAFS.4.NF.2.AP.3b).
  • Use visual representations of fractions to add or subtract.
  • Using the line plot, add and subtract fractions with like denominators (1/2, 1/4, 1/8).
  • Understand the following vocabulary for: line plot, sum, difference, fraction, and denominator.
General Information
Number: MAFS.4.MD.2.AP.4a
Category: Access Points
Date Adopted or Revised: 06/14
Cluster: Represent and interpret data. (Supporting Cluster)

Clusters should not be sorted from Major to Supporting and then taught in that order. To do so would strip the coherence of the mathematical ideas and miss the opportunity to enhance the major work of the grade with the supporting clusters.

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Related Courses

This access point is part of these courses.
5012060: Mathematics - Grade Four
5020050: Science - Grade Four
5021060: Social Studies Grade 4
7712050: Access Mathematics Grade 4
7720050: Access Science Grade 4
5020110: STEM Lab Grade 4
5012065: Grade 4 Accelerated Mathematics
5012015: Foundational Skills in Mathematics 3-5

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