This week we worked on adding fractions with like denominators. The equation below shows the rule for addition. So, if your are dealing with the same (common) denominator (b), the answer is the sum of the numerators (a and c) over their common denominator. Remember that a fraction refers to the number of parts in a “whole”, and the WHOLE that we are talking about is always the number in the denominator (on the bottom). So, all we have to do is add up the parts and keep our same point of reference.
Here are some ways your kiddos have seen this:
Homework this week will have them practicing this concept. Homework will be due on Monday, December 15th. Please let me know if you have any questions.