# Adding Fractions Resources

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Adding with Unlike Denominators Word Problem
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Adding with Unlike Denominators Word Problem
Your child will learn how to master fraction word problems with this clear and simple worksheet.
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Mixed Fraction Addition with Like Denominators #4
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Mixed Fraction Addition with Like Denominators #4
Adding mixed number fractions with the same denominator is the first step to fraction operation mastery. Give this worksheet to your 4th grader to practice!
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Fifth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
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Fifth Grade Daily Sub Plan Day 1
Substitutes can keep your students learning in your absence by using these engaging lessons, worksheets, and activities. In this daily sub plan, learners will make inferences in nonfiction texts, study the water cycle, and determine equivalent fractions.
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Fraction Word Problems: Strawberry Stand
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Fraction Word Problems: Strawberry Stand
Amy needs help calculating her strawberry sales! This math worksheet will be great for practical application of fractions in everyday life.
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Running with Word Problems: Practicing Adding Mixed Number Fractions
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Running with Word Problems: Practicing Adding Mixed Number Fractions
Take your mixed number addition lessons to great lengths with this running-themed worksheet. Use this resource to help your students practice adding mixed numbers with like and unlike fractions.
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Mixed Fraction Addition with Like Denominators #3
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Mixed Fraction Addition with Like Denominators #3
Help your 4th graders practice dividing the whole into different units when adding fractions with this easy to use worksheet!
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Adding Mixed Fractions with Different Denominators
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Adding Mixed Fractions with Different Denominators
Does your child need extra math practice? This worksheet can help him with the steps to solving mixed fractions addition problems.
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Problems, Fractions, and Tape Diagrams
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Problems, Fractions, and Tape Diagrams
Students will follow the four steps explained in this worksheet, then practice solving mixed number addition problems using tape diagrams.
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Glossary: Compare Common Denominators Methods
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Glossary: Compare Common Denominators Methods
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Compare Common Denominators Methods.
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Glossary: Number Talks with Mixed Number Addition
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Glossary: Number Talks with Mixed Number Addition
Use this glossary with the EL Support Lesson: Number Talks with Mixed Number Addition.
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Mixed Fraction Addition with Like Denominators #5
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Mixed Fraction Addition with Like Denominators #5
Are fractions tricky for your student? Make these numbers more approachable for your 4th grader with some helpful visual models.
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Fraction Strips
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Fraction Strips
Show students how to add fractions concretely with fraction strips!
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Adding Improper Fractions #3
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Adding Improper Fractions #3
Do you find adding fractions frightening? You certainly won't after you finish this worksheet!
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Swimming in Word Problems: Practicing Adding Mixed Number Fractions
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Swimming in Word Problems: Practicing Adding Mixed Number Fractions
Use this swimming-themed worksheet to help your students practice adding mixed numbers with like and unlike fractions.
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Adding Improper Fractions #2
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Adding Improper Fractions #2
Add improper fractions together with this colorful math worksheet. Your child will add alongside a cheerful jester.
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Make It Work! Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators
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Make It Work! Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators
Help students add fractions easily with this step-by-step worksheet.
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Vocabulary Cards: Number Talks with Mixed Number Addition
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Vocabulary Cards: Number Talks with Mixed Number Addition
Use these vocabulary cards with the EL Support Lesson: Number Talks with Mixed Number Addition.
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### Adding Fractions Resources

Adding fractions is another mathematical skill your child will start to learn around fourth grade along with learning how to multiply fractions. When learning how to add fractions, your student will also learn about least common denominators, or least common multiples. Dive into our resources to get started, or scroll below to see some adding fractions basics.

### Adding Fractions Basics

Adding fractions can be a little difficult because in order to add fractions together, their denominators have to be the same. By first finding a common denominator or multiple, the fractions can then be added together using some general rules.

General Rules
1. Find a common denominator using the least common denominator method
2. Add the numerators and put the sum over the common denominator
3. Simplify if needed
Least Common Denominator Method
Let’s look at 14 + 56 :
1. Find the least common multiple between 4 and 6. We can find multiples of a number by multiplying it by another number other than 0. The first three multiples of 4 are 4, 8, and 12, while the first three multiples of 6 are 6, 12, and 18. The smallest number that is a multiple between the two (the least common multiple) is 12.
2. Once you have found a least common multiple to use as the least common denominator, multiply the denominator and numerator of each fraction by a number so that the denominator becomes the common denominator and the numerator changes to create equivalent fractions: 14 x 33 = 312, 56 x 22 = 1012
3. Continue to follow the rest of the general rules: 312 + 1012 = 1312 = 1 112
Another way of finding a common denominator is to multiply the two denominators by each other. However, this will not necessarily give you the smallest common denominator to work with and can sometimes make your fractions look messy.

Now that you have a basic set of rules to follow when adding fractions, use our worksheets and exercises to practice!