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Adding and subtracting fractions worksheets

by | Feb 10, 2020 | maths

Adding and subtracting fractions worksheets are already practised by many children with our Fractions & Figures app on their iPad. This app specially made for children in grade 4-5 of the primary school, explains the concept of how you can draw fractions, add fractions easily and subtract fractions from each other. You learn the basic principle of calculating with fractions. For more information, see our product page Fractions and Figures app.

We have recently made the app even more fun by re-drawing all exercises and instruction cards, watch a short film below about practising with fractions.

Understanding fractions, where do I start?

Before you can calculate with fractions, you must first understand what a fraction exactly is. Often this is achieved by using figures that represent a fracture. A fracture is basically nothing else than a representation of a part of a whole. A good example is the pie example. You have a round pie, and you divide the cake into four equal pieces. One piece is then 1 part of four identical pieces that together form the whole pie. You write that down as 1/4 of the entire cake.

Practising with adding and subtracting fractions worksheets is possible on a tablet

Working with figures is the method for understanding the concept of fractions. Depicting fractions as figures and playing with them is well possible on a tablet. You can form new figures into one whole and also dissect them into different parts by simply dragging your finger. It is fun, and you are still concentrating on learning the concept.

Adding and subtracting fractions worksheets practice can therefore very well with an iPad. We have done various exercises in our apps that are slightly different each time. You will not get bored quickly, and you are regularly presented with a new challenge.

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