Math Lesson: Fractions with Different Denominators
Updated: Jul 7, 2022
This lesson explains how to add fractions with different denominators in an increasingly fast way over the Handout, explaining the basics with least common multiple (LCM), then simplifying beforehand, and other tricks and tips to make it that much faster.
Throughout the handout, there are 27 problems to help practice and remember the ideas taught, along with 5 extra hard problems in the Problem Sheet, which ties together what was learned throughout the entire lesson. In these problems, students will learn how to use multiple ideas to solve math problems. The final chapter of each lesson will contain tricks and tips for math in general. This lesson contains four chapters.
These lessons will not always be in order of difficulty, but instead in order of when I post them.
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Edit: Lesson 1 - Handout updated, minor math mistake and grammar mistakes fixed.
Ben Keston is a high school student who has excelled at math throughout his life. Ben enjoys teaching his sister math, and is now developing a series of lessons to help her and now other elementary school students and beyond gain math proficiency. Ben has enjoyed coding for over 5 years, when he attended a coding camp. Ben enjoys the challenge of coding to create all sorts of programs.