# Initial Fraction Ideas Lesson 20: Overview

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Whether you're measuring the ingredients for a recipe or splitting pizza between some friends, fractions are everywhere. Teach young mathematicians how to add fractions in order to solve real-world problems with this elementary math lesson.

##### Instructional Ideas

• Use this lesson to introduce students to adding fractions in unlike denominators
• If the the technology is available, allow students to use the online manipulatives when completing the included worksheets
• Collect the story problems students create and use them as warm-up exercises during the following lessons on fractions
##### Classroom Considerations

• Lesson involves the use of fraction circles, if they are unavailable in your classroom create a set using the included templates
##### Pros

• Templates of fraction circle manipulatives are provided to support students with adding fractions
• Multiple online resources are included that offer different ways of visually modeling fractions
• Worksheet asks students to estimate solutions before finding the exact answers

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