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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.

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.