Butterfly Method (Adding and Subtracting Fractions) + BONUS RESOURCES
This is a lovely resource for a one-off lesson, for either year 5 or 6, on using the Butterfly Method to add and subtract fractions. In this resource you will find: a detailed lesson plan, a 17 page flipchart (PowerPoint, ActivInspire and PDF formats) for whole class teaching, a beautiful animation demonstrating the process, a worksheet and challenge activity + answers.

BONUS RESOURCES: A random worksheet generator (for consolidation, revision, early-bird or homework) AND three beautifully designed posters to display in your classroom.

Objectives covered:

Use common factors to simplify fractions; use common multiples to express fractions in the same denomination
Add and subtract fractions with different denominators and mixed numbers, using the concept of equivalent fractions

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  • Display---Adding.docx
  • Display---Subtracting.docx
  • Display---Title.docx
  • Butterfly-Method-Worksheet.docx
  • Butterfly-Method-Worksheet---Answers.docx
  • Butterfly-Method-(Challenge)---Answers.docx
  • Butterfly-Method-(Challenge).docx
  • Preview-1.pdf
  • Preview-2.pdf
  • Preview-3.pdf
  • Preview-4.pdf
  • Butterfly-Method-Animation.pptx
  • Planning---Butterfly-Method.docx
  • Butterfly-Method-Flipchart.pptx
  • Butterfly-Method-Flipchart.pdf
  • Butterfly-Method-Flipchart.flipchart
  • Butterfly-Method-Pack.pdf
  • Butterfly-Method-(random).xlsx
  • Butterfly-Method-Animation.mp4

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Created: Jun 13, 2017

Updated: Jul 2, 2019

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