Y6 Maths

Adding Fractions Lesson

This Year 6 Adding Fractions lesson covers the prior learning of converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers, before moving onto the main skill of adding mixed numbers with different denominators.

The lesson starts with a prior learning worksheet to check pupils’ understanding. If they need more practice, you can choose other resources for the prior learning steps here and here. 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 Objective
Mathematics Year 6: (6F4) Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions

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1 Prior Learning

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Worksheet

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This worksheet recaps prior learning of converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers, before moving onto the main skill of adding mixed numbers with different denominators.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 5 Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers game includes five questions designed to check pupils' understanding of improper fractions and mixed numbers.

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Interactive Activity

This Year 5 Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions activity checks pupils' understanding of converting mixed numbers to their equivalent improper fraction.

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Matching Activity

This Year 5 Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers Matching Game checks pupils' understanding of converting improper fractions into mixed numbers.

2 Teaching

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers, before moving onto the main skill of adding fractions. 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 Tutorials

During this Adding Fractions Video Tutorial, Martin shows pupils how to add mixed numbers by using two different methods.

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Worksheet

Worksheet

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

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Full Step

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 Adding Fractions Game comprises five questions designed to check and consolidate pupils' understanding of adding fractions and mixed numbers together.

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Extension

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

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Challenge Activity

This Year 6 Adding Fractions Maths Challenge aims to support pupils' ability to add fractions. Pupils will drag and drop digits to complete a comparison statement.