Add and Subtract Fractions 1 Year 6 Fractions Learning Video Clip

Add and Subtract Fractions 1 Year 6 Fractions Learning Video Clip

Step 5: Add and Subtract Fractions 1 Year 6 Fractions Learning Video Clip

Roman, Rae and Trig make it to Dr S. Cape’s study escape room. There, they use addition and subtraction of fractions to solve a number of puzzles including the fractions of a candle melted, the length of a tassel required and completing puzzle pieces.

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Discussion points for teachers

1. What remains of the candle?
Discuss the calculation required and how to convert fractions to have the same denominators
1/2

2. Who is correct? Prove it.
Discuss the possible methods available to solve the calculation.
They are both correct. They are using two different methods that will still lead to 1/24

3. What could the correct tassel length be?
Discuss the calculation required, and the need to work backwards from the answer.
5/10 m or 50cm

4. Complete the puzzles using the squares. The squares can only be used once in each calculation.
Discuss a method. Is trial and error suitable? What do we already know about the numbers that are already there?
and   

5. What could the final missing piece be? This question is open-ended for the children to explore.
Discuss the fractions that could be used to complete the calculation and a method for working this out.
Various answers, for example: 39;      and 21;   

National Curriculum Objectives

Mathematics Year 6: (6F2) Use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination

Mathematics Year 6: (6F4) Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions

Mathematics Year 6: (6F11) Recall and use equivalences between simple fractions, decimals and percentages, including in different contexts

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