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# Adding Fractions With Like Denominators Worksheets

• Updated:  02 May 2024

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

• Years:  5 - 6

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teaching resource

# Adding Fractions With Like Denominators Worksheets

• Updated:  02 May 2024

• Non-Editable:  PDF

• Pages:  1 Page

• Years:  5 - 6

## Grab a Set of Adding Fractions with Like Denominators Worksheets

If you’re teaching your students how to add fractions with like denominators, you’re sure to be teaching a variety of visual strategies to help make this abstract concept easier for your students to comprehend.

Thankfully, the Teach Starter team has come to your aid with this pack of four engaging worksheets, each strategically crafted to reinforce the strategies that can be used to add fractions with like denominators.

This comprehensive pack of worksheets covers the following key strategies:

1. Fraction Circles – Students use the fractions circles provided to write and solve an addition equation. Answers must be represented in lowest terms.
2. Bar Models – Students use the bar models provided to write and solve an addition equation. Answers must be represented in lowest terms.
3. Number Lines – Students use the number lines to write and solve an addition equation. Answers must be represented in lowest terms.
4. Standard Algorithm – Students solve the standard algorithms involving fractions represented in written notation. Answers must be represented in lowest terms.

Choose the worksheet that aligns with your current strategy focus or use the pack as a revision activity once all strategies have been covered in class.

## A Range of Strategies for Adding Like Fractions

This set of adding fractions with like denominators worksheets teaches students to use a variety of visual and written strategies when performing operations with fractions. Having a range of strategies in their tool belts can be beneficial to students in the following ways:

1. Broaden Conceptual Understanding—Each strategy provides a slightly different perspective on adding fractions. The more strategies students engage with, the broader their conceptual understanding of adding fractions will be.
2. Personal Preferences—By teaching multiple strategies, students can explore each one before deciding upon a method that best resonates with them.
3. Pick for Best Fit – Having a range of strategies at their fingertips means that, when presented with a problem, students can select the most effective strategy for the task at hand.

Use the dropdown menu on the Download button to access either the printable PDF or the editable Google Slides version of this resource. (Note: You will be prompted to make a copy of the Google Slides version to your personal drive before accessing it.)

As this resource contains answer sheets, we recommend printing one copy of the entire file. Then, remove the answer sheets and make photocopies of the worksheets as required.

This resource was created by Brittany Collins, a Teach Starter collaborator.

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