Y6 Maths

Mixed Addition and Subtraction Lesson

This Year 6 Mixed Addition and Subtraction lesson covers the prior learning of adding a subtracting fractions where one or both fractions are mixed numbers or improper fractions, before moving onto the main skill of adding and subtracting mixed numbers and simplifying their answers.

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 Objectives

Mathematics Year 6: (6F2) Use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination
Mathematics Year 6: (6F3) Compare and order fractions, including fractions > 1
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

Worksheet

This Year 6 Subtracting Fractions lesson covers the prior learning of adding a subtracting fractions where one or both fractions are mixed numbers or improper fractions, before moving onto the main skill of adding and subtracting mixed numbers and simplifying their answers.

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Reasoning Activity

This Year 5 Add Mixed Numbers Reasoning Practice game checks pupils’ understanding of adding mixed numbers together and giving explanations for their answers.

2 Teaching

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Lesson Slides

Lesson Slides

These lesson slides guides pupils through the prior learning of subtracting proper fractions from mixed numbers where the denominators are direct multiples of one another, before moving onto the main skill of subtracting fractions. There are a number of questions to check pupils' understanding throughout. REWORD

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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.

3 Activities

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Worksheet

This worksheet includes varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving questions for pupils to practise the main skill of adding and subtracting mixed numbers and simplifying their answers.

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Full Step

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Interactive Activity

This Year 6 Mixed Addition and Subtraction Game has been designed to check pupils' understanding of adding and subtracting mixed numbers.

4 Extension

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Extension

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

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Challenge Activity

This Year 6 Mixed Addition and Subtraction Maths Challenge is designed to check pupils' understanding of adding and subtracting mixed numbers and improper fractions.