What’s the Pattern? Fraction Addition
By analyzing examples and spotting patterns, students will learn to add fractions.
⚠️ Students should have experience with converting equivalent fractions before attempting this lesson.
- First, students look for a pattern when adding like fractions. They try to solve an unfinished example.
- Next, we break their pattern by including examples with unlike fractions. Students will attempt to update their pattern and then solve an unfinished example.
- I reveal the solutions and then leave students with three practice problems.
- After showing the solutions to the practice problems, I leave students with a triple fraction! (Psst. The answer is 7/8.)