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Add and Subtract Fractions 2 Lesson

This Year 6 Add and Subtract Fractions 2 lesson covers the prior learning of adding fractions within one, before moving onto the main skill of adding and subtracting fractions whose denominators are not direct multiples of one another.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for that step. The interactive lesson slides recap the prior learning before moving on to the main skill. Children can then practise further by completing the activities and can extend their learning by completing an engaging extension task.

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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1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

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This worksheet recaps prior learning of adding fractions within one, before moving onto the main skill of adding and subtracting fractions whose denominators are not direct multiples of one another.

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For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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Video Tutorial

Jade demonstrates how to add one fraction to another when they have different denominators in this Add Fractions Within 1 Video Tutorial.

2 Teaching

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of adding fractions within one, before moving onto the main skill of add and subtract fractions 2. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout.

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Lesson Slides

These are the same as the lesson slides on Classroom Secrets. You can assign this as an activity for pupils to access individually in school or remotely from home.

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Video Tutorial

In this Add and Subtract Fractions Video Tutorial, Martin explains how to find a common denominator by finding the lowest common multiple of two numbers.

3 Activities

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Worksheet

Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of add and subtract fractions 2.

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Full Step

For further practice, visit the full step where you will find a selection of further resources and activities such as a differentiated resource pack, homework/extension worksheet and discussion problem.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 6 Add and Subtract Fractions Game checks pupils’ understanding of adding and subtracting fractions where denominators are not direct multiples of the same number.

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Interactive Animation Activity

This Add and Subtract Fractions Interactive Animation includes six questions designed to check pupils' understanding of adding and subtracting fractions where denominators are not direct multiples of the same number.

4 Extension

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Extension

This add and subtract fractions 2 extension task includes a challenge activity which can be used to further pupils' understanding of the concepts taught in the add and subtract fractions 2 lesson.

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Maths Challenge Activity

This Year 6 Add and Subtract Fractions 2 Maths Challenge aims to support pupils' ability to add and subtract fractions whose denominators are not direct multiples of one another.