Adding and subtracting fractions and mixed numbers with different denominators
Aimed at KS2-KS4 students covering the topic for the first time.

Students should've already been shown how to add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers with common denominators, including those which need to be simplified and those that need to be converted from an improper fraction back to a mixed number at the end.

Resources includes
- Starter discussion
- Fully animated example
- 3 example questions to demonstrate in front of the class
- 5 questions increasing in level of challenge
- 3 extension questions
- Answers
- Plenary


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Created: Dec 7, 2017

Updated: Feb 22, 2018

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