Creating Common Denominators

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This tutorial explores the addition and subtraction of fractions with unlike denominators. Performing these operations on fractions with unlike denominators requires the creation of a 'common' denominator. Using the number line, this mathematical process can be easily visualized and connected to the final strategy of multiplying the denominators (a/b + c/d = ad +bc/bd).

Subject(s): Mathematics

Grade Level(s): 5

Suggested Technology: Computer for Presenter, Computers for Students, Internet Connection, Interactive Whiteboard, Speakers/Headphones

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