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# Adding and subtracting fractions practice

When adding two fractions whose denominators (bottom numbers) are the same, you simply add the two numerators (top numbers) and leave the denominators the same. Can you work out these fraction additions?
Keystage:  KS2, Year 4

## How do you explain fractions in KS2?

In KS2, teachers often explain fractions by comparing them to things children are already familiar with, like pizza or chocolate bars.

Imagine a pizza divided into equal parts; if you have 1 out of 4 pieces, that's 1/4 of the pizza.

Fractions are simply a way to show parts of a whole. The top number, called the numerator, tells you how many parts you have, and the bottom number, called the denominator, tells you how many equal parts the whole is divided into. So, if you have 3 out of 8 slices of chocolate, that's 3/8 of the chocolate bar.

## How will this KS2 adding and subtracting fractions worksheet help your child?

This teacher-created resource will help your child practise adding and subtracting fractions at home. It has clear and colourful examples and explanations, and the exercise will embed what they're learning at school.

For more support with fractions, check out our hub page, or try another challenge such as our Fractions and decimal equivalents worksheet.

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