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Adding fractions with a different denominator

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Resource Type: Activity, Hands-on, Investigation

This visual guide for students demonstrates why you cannot just add along the numerator and denominator when adding fractions. It opens up the question of how then can you add fractions, hopefully leading to the discussion of equivalent fractions. The resource is editable so further examples can be added, if required (PDF version provided for reference).

7 February 2019 Edit: 7 February 2019

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