       ADDITION SUBTRACTION FRACTION INTRO LESSON PLAN RELATIONSHIP NUMBERS WORKSHEETS MONEY MATH SKILLS PROGRAM COURSE BASIC BUSINESS TEACHING ACTIVITY LEARNING SAMPLE EXAMPLE HELP WORK STUDENTS TEACHER CLASS EXERCISE ONLINE GUIDE ACTIVITY  Students learn basic money math skills. # BASIC MATH:

Understand how to add and subtract fractions

Objectives:

• Students will be able to define like and unlike fractions
• Student will understand the concepts of equivalent fractions
• Students will know how to identify equivalent fractions
• Student will understand what it takes to add/subtract fractions
• Students will understand the concepts of common denominator
• Students will know how to calculate common denominators
• Students will know how to calculate and define least common denominators

Note: This lesson also may be used by older students seeking business math review, for example, a refresher for those entering an administrative type position.          ADDING AND SUBTRACTING FRACTIONS LESSON PLAN

Teaching Materials

• Lesson - Fractions - Adding and Subtracting (see below for printable lesson)

• Prepared Examples

Lesson Activity:

1. Present concept of like fractions
• Compare like fractions to unlike fractions
2. Discuss equivalent fractions
• look at examples
• use diagrams to illustrate concept
• ask class to think of like fractions for common relationships (1/2, 1/3, etc…)
3. Discuss the Fundamental Property of Fractions
• practice converting fractions using the property
• Explain the need for a common denominator
• Work through examples with like fractions
5. Discuss unlike fractions
• work through lots of examples converting to common denominator and adding numerators
6. Discuss Least Common Denominator
• present 1st approach to finding the LCD (list for potential common denominators)
• present 2nd approach (prime factor approach)
7. Work through fraction additions and express in lowest terms

Assessment/Evaluation
Have students complete the worksheet. A passing grade is 70% or greater. Print out the teaching lesson pages and exercise worksheets for use with this lesson:

 BASIC MATH - ADDING AND SUBTRACTING FRACTIONS Printable lesson worksheet and questions. Do you have a recommendation for an enhancement to this basic math lesson, or do you have an idea for a new lesson?  Then please leave us a suggestion.

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