Adding Mixed Numbers

Mathematicians walk through the problem-solving process with a nine-minute video that focuses on adding mixed numbers with like and unlike denominators. The host points out and discusses how to use the stacked form, carry, regroup, and simplify. A message to practice encourages scholars to keep working on getting better.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Follow the video with several practice problems to solve and review as a class
  • Watch the video before starting a lesson on adding mixed numbers
  • Make an anchor chart that displays the video's strategies for class members to reference while they work
Classroom Considerations
  • Seventeenth of 18 videos in the "Math Antics - Fractions" series
  • If needed, watch the video "Mixed Numbers" for a refresher 
  • Be ready to pause and replay for learners to take notes and ask questions
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Pros
  • Graphics highlight key steps while working through problems
  • Sound effects increase engagement
Cons
  • Uses terms class members may not be familiar with
Common Core