MathsYear 6Autumn Block 3 (Fractions)06 Add and Subtract Fractions 2 › Add and Subtract Fractions 2 Year 6 Fractions Learning Video Clip

Add and Subtract Fractions 2 Year 6 Fractions Learning Video Clip

Add and Subtract Fractions 2 Year 6 Fractions Learning Video Clip

Step 6: Add and Subtract Fractions 2 Year 6 Fractions Learning Video Clip

Roman, Rae and Trig are in the study escape room. They must add and subtract mixed number fractions with denominators that are not direct multiples of each other. This involves selecting the correct books from a bookshelf to reach a given total, balancing weighing scales and working out the sizes of different swords.

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Discussion points for teachers

1. To complete the puzzle, select the books that would equal to   
Discuss adding fractions with denominators that are not direct multiples of each other. This question is open ended for children to explore.
Various answers, for example:

2. Is she correct? Prove it.
Discuss adding two fractions and then subtracting a fraction.
She is incorrect. She can add three fractions together and then subtract. For example:

3. Explain whether or not he is correct.
Discuss whether or not fractions can only be added if the denominators are multiples of each other.
Roman is incorrect. If you find a common denominator, then    can be used or simplified.

4. Pick the correct weights to balance the scale.
Discuss how to balance using the addition, subtraction and equals symbol. This question is open-ended for the children to explore.
Various answers, for example:

5. What lengths are sword 2 and 3?
Discuss find a common denominator for all three, rather than the first two fractions.
Sword 2: m, Sword 3: m

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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