Add fractions (answer greater than 1)

Learning focus

In this lesson you will learn how to add fractions and mixed numbers, including where the answer is greater than a whole.

This lesson includes:

  • two videos
  • two worksheets

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Learn

These activities will teach you to add fractions and mixed numbers.

We will use diagrams to help show the method of thinking about the whole numbers and the fractions in mixed numbers.

Use what you know about equivalent fractions to solve the additions.

Add two fractions where the answer could be greater than 1 - Part a

This lesson starts by thinking about how to add fractions greater than 1, including mixed numbers.

This is about finding the total distance of a journey.

Add two fractions where the answer could be greater than 1 - Part b

Now we will think about a problem where the fraction parts add to a number greater than 1.

Practise

Activity 1

Adding fractions and mixed numbers worksheet 1

These activities will develop your understanding of adding fractions and mixed numbers.

  • In question 3, can you add the wholes and the parts separately? How can you use the diagrams to help you find the answer?
Adding fractions and mixed numbers worksheet 1

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Activity 2

Adding fractions and mixed numbers worksheet 2

These independent practice questions will help you to build your confidence and accuracy when adding fractions and mixed numbers.

  • In question 2, the parts will add to make a fraction greater than 1. Remember to think about the best way to present your answer.
Adding fractions and mixed numbers worksheet 2

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Play

Play Guardians: Defenders of Mathematicia to learn more and sharpen your skills on this topic.

Guardians: Defenders of Mathematica

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