Holy Trinity Church of England

Primary School

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Swan Class - Adding and Subtracting Fractions


Today, we will be adding and subtracting fractions where we will be using some of our conversion skills from yesterdays lesson. We will work on adding and subtracting fractions with the same and different denominators. Work through the lesson video with me and if you are feeling confident, you might like to try some of the sheets below. The video will discuss methods for adding and subtracting fractions, rules around it and lots of fluency. The additional sheets have a more problem-solving focus for greater challenge. Good luck!

Adding and subtracting fractions

Fox and Magpies Maths Introduction.mp4

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Please watch the introduction video by Mr Hunter above. This explains the process of multiplying and dividing by 10, 100 and 1000 involving decimal numbers. 


Below are a selection of tasks A, B and C. Please select which tasks would be most appropriate to you. Feel free to answer a selection of questions from one task and then move on to the next if that is right for you; just like we would do if we were in class. 


Please use the answer guide to self-assess your work. 


If required you can use the PowerPoint to go over some reasoning style questions as well.