# Addition and Subtraction with Fractions and Mixed Numbers

#### What's Included

• Smart Notebooks Presentation
• Interactive Excel File
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• Lesson Plan
• Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
• Differentiated Worksheet

# Addition and Subtraction with Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Students learn how to perform addition and subtraction with fractions and mixed numbers.  As learning progresses students link fractions with perimeter and distances.  More able students are challenged to add and subtract simple algebraic fractions and mixed numbers.

The start of the lesson recaps adding fractions with different denominators.  The plenary challenges students to calculate the mid-point of a line where the ends are given as mixed numbers.

##### Differentiated Learning Objectives
• All students should be able to add and subtract with top heavy fractions.
• Most students should be able to add and subtract with top heavy fractions and mixed numbers.
• Some students should be able to add and subtract with algebraic fractions

Fractions and Mixed Numbers - Foundation

Fractions and Decimals - Higher

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