Today, we are going to continue to add fractions.
Have a look at the in focus question below.
What fractions do you think we are going to add together?
How do you think we are going to do this?
What multiple do both denominators share?
That’s right. We can change them to 4.
Can you change ½ to quarters?
You should know that 2/4 and ½ are equivalent so if we add 2/4 and ¾ together we get 5/4. This in an improper fraction. Can you remember why?
Can you change this to a mixed fraction?
Well done, it is 1 and ¼.
Now, try the guided practice questions.
Make sure you remember to have the same denominators, so it is easier to add together.
Finally, try the worksheet below and answer in your home learning book.