Morning class 4!
Today, as we continue our fractions journey, we will be looking at adding and subtracting fractions. Both year groups are going to start on this lesson and then branch off later in the week.
It is important to remember that the units do not change when adding and subtracting.
If we did @ + @ @ = @@@ the unit is @
If we did $ $ + $ $ $ $ = $ $ $ $ $ $ the unit is $
It is the same in fractions. 1/4 + 1/4 + 1/4 = 3/4
It is not 1/4 + 1/4 + 1/4 = 3/12
This video explains this in more detail with some additional visual representations.