Adding Different Denominators

Grade 5

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Math & Movement

Activity Instructions

Give students two fractions to add together. Example: ⅓ and ⅚. They will have to use equivalent fractions to see that ⅓ is the same as 2/6. (Use techniques mentioned in ‘Comparing Fractions’ activities.) Once the denominators are the same, they can then add the fractions.
More examples:
¼ plus ⅝ is the same as ____
4/8 plus ¼ is the same as ____
5/10 plus ½ is the same as ____
⅔ plus 1/9 is the same as ____
2/10 plus ⅘ is the same as ____

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