When you add fractions, you are combining two or more fractional parts together to get a single fraction. To add fractions with the same denominator, you simply add the numerators together and keep the denominator the same. For example:

1/4 + 3/4 = (1+3)/4 = 4/4 = 1

When adding fractions with different denominators, you need to find a common denominator before adding. Once you have a common denominator, you can add the numerators together and keep the denominator the same. For example:

1/3 + 1/6 = 2/6 + 1/6 = 3/6 = 1/2

- Understand the concept of fractions and how they represent parts of a whole.
- Practice finding a common denominator when adding fractions with different denominators.
- Remember to simplify the resulting fraction if possible by finding the greatest common divisor of the numerator and denominator and dividing both by it.
- Use visual aids such as fraction bars or circles to help visualize the addition of fractions.
- Practice adding fractions with both like and unlike denominators to strengthen your skills.

Remember, the key to adding fractions is to ensure that the denominators are the same before adding the numerators together. With practice, you'll become more comfortable and confident in adding fractions.

Study GuideAdding Fractions Worksheet/Answer key

Adding Fractions Worksheet/Answer key

Adding Fractions Worksheet/Answer key

Adding Fractions

Number and Operations (NCTM)

Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers, and number systems.

Work flexibly with fractions, decimals, and percents to solve problems.

Understand meanings of operations and how they relate to one another.

Understand the meaning and effects of arithmetic operations with fractions, decimals, and integers.

Compute fluently and make reasonable estimates.

Select appropriate methods and tools for computing with fractions and decimals from among mental computation, estimation, calculators or computers, and paper and pencil, depending on the situation, and apply the selected methods.

Develop and analyze algorithms for computing with fractions, decimals, and integers and develop fluency in their use.