Finding Differences

Finding Differences Worksheet

Worksheet Description

The worksheet provided is a mathematics practice sheet focused on the concept of cross multiplication, but this time applied to the subtraction of proper fractions. It presents a series of subtraction problems where students are expected to use cross multiplication to find the difference between two fractions. An example at the top of the sheet demonstrates the method, showing the multiplication of the numerator of one fraction by the denominator of the other and subtracting these products to arrive at the difference. There are twelve subtraction problems listed for students to solve, with blank spaces allocated for their answers.

This worksheet is designed to teach students how to subtract fractions with different denominators by applying the cross multiplication method. It emphasizes that to subtract fractions effectively, one must find a common denominator, which cross multiplication assists in determining. The exercise is intended to help students build proficiency in fraction arithmetic and understand the steps necessary to subtract fractions accurately. Through consistent practice with such worksheets, students can develop a solid foundation in managing fractions and the arithmetic operations that involve them.