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Welcome to Week 2 of maths learning at home. This week, we would like you to revisit your learning on calculating fractions. Each day, there will be hints and tips to go along with the worksheets, as well as highlighted key vocabulary that you may wish to revisit. If there is anything that you particularly struggle with, then just contact Mrs Terry or Miss Gregory via the class email addresses and we will send you some additional resources to support you. There will be a worksheet attached in the daily folders, along with an additional challenge/reasoning or problem solving task. Choose the level you feel most comfortable with and the 'check it' station is attached at the bottom of the document (no cheating!)  If your parents follow the class twitter pages, they can access daily Easter maths challenges/word problems; if you cannot access twitter, we can send the challenges via Marvellous Me or email.

Ultimately Year 6, we want you to have a go but not get too stressed by it all. Give it a try, ask us questions and if needs be, come back to it another day. Whatever you manage to complete is an achievement and we cannot wait to see what you produce over the next few days.  

You have got this!

Miss Gregory and Mrs Terry

 

Adding and Subtracting Fractions

 

  • When we add or subtract fractions, we need to ensure that the denominator is the same (if it is not already). To do this, you need to find the common factor/multiple of the denominator. (Remember, what we do to the denominator, we do to the numerator to ensure we have an equivalent fraction).  For example:

 

2/5 + 3/10 =

 

I have to ensure that the denominator is either 5 or 10. I cannot divide 3/10 by 2 because the numerator will not share equally, so I have to multiply 2/5 by 2, which equals 4/10. I can then easily add 4/10 + 3/10 = 7/10.

 

  • If you are adding or subtracting a mixed number (a whole number and a fraction), you need to apply the same rules as above, remembering that if you end up with an improper fraction, you will need to convert it to a mixed number. For example:

 

2  4/6 + 2/3 = 

 

First, I convert the fraction to make the calculation: 2 2/3+2/3=2 4/3 .

Then, I convert the improper fraction 4/3  into 1 1/3 .

My final answer being: 3  1/3.

Welcome back to all our returning Year 6 children, we're looking forward to seeing you!
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