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Add and Subtract Fractions Lesson 1

Adding and Subtracting Fractions - Lesson 1


LO: to add and subtract fractions


Success Criteria:


SC1: I know that fractions need like denominators to add and subtract them;

SC2: once denominators are the same (like), I add or subtract the numerators only;

SC3: I convert fractions to equivalent fractions where necessary in order to add and subtract;

SC4: I multiply or divide numerators and denominators by the same amount to find equivalent fractions;

SC5: I identify and use common multiples;

SC6: I identify and use common factors.




Tricky: Work first on section A if needed, aiming to attempt section B.

Trickier: Work on section B.

Trickiest: Work on section C but also check whether there are questions on section B that you also should cover.




1) Watch my teaching video first. 

2) Work on the tasks (available below) either independently or with examples on video and/or Zoom lessons.

3) Mark your answers first and record your work on the correct DB Primary forum.

4) Identify the questions you have found harder in order to ask me for input.

MODG Maths - Adding and Subtracting Fractions - Lesson 1

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Questions (from Target 6)






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