Today, we are going to continue to add fractions.
Have a look at the in focus question below.
To add the total amount of pizza that was eaten, how can we add these fractions knowing the denominators are not the same.
Think back to the lesson from yesterday, we know that they need to be the same.
How can we make 1/3 and 1/6 the same?
We know that 3 x 2 = 6 so 1/3 is equivalent to 2/6.
Next, if we add together 2/6 and 1/6 we get a total of 3/6.
This is equivalent to ½.
Elliot ate half a pizza in total.
Now, find the sum of the 3 fractions.
How can we make them the same?
Well done, they can all be converted to sixths.
Can you convert them and see what fractions you make.
Well done if you got 1/6, 3/6 and 2/6.
The total would be … 6/6 = 1 whole one.
Now have a go at the guided practice section above then complete worksheet 9 below in your home learning book.