like denominators

We'll canoe another 2/5 tomorrow - example from like denominators (common denominator) lesson
To¬†add fractions¬†there are three simple steps: Step 1: Make sure the bottom numbers (the denominators) are the same. Step 2:¬†Add¬†the top numbers (the numerators), put that answer over the denominator. Step 3: Simplify the¬†fraction¬†(if needed) We believe that children learn from multiple examples in multiple situations. I’m sure you, oh […]

Math Lesson – Adding like fractions (with a common denominator)

3/3 = 1 : Converting a fraction when adding and subtracting fractions with a common denominator
¬†Students often struggle with multi-step problems for a lot of reasons. In my experience, the most common one is they stop too soon. For example, in the first lesson below, the student may add up the fractions of the rice gathered by each of the two sisters and stop there. […]

Adding and Subtracting fractions with a Common Denominator: Multi-step problems