Adding & Subtracting Fractions – Complete Lesson

This is a complete lesson on adding and subtracting fractions that starts by looking at adding and subtracting fractions with the same denominator, before moving on to fractions with different denominators. The lesson is designed with the new GCSE specification in mind.

Lesson Objectives

  • To add and subtract fractions with the same denominator.
  • To add and subtract fractions with different denominators.

Who is this Lesson For?

This pack is designed for GCSE higher or foundation tier students. It could also be used with Key Stage 3 students.

What is Included?

Included in this download are the following:

  • Full lesson plan for the ‘Adding & Subtracting Fractions’ lesson, including introduction, teaching content, individual activities, plenary and suggested support and extension activities
  • Student Worksheet on Adding & Subtracting Fractions
  • Adding Fractions Slide
  • Fraction Wall
  • Complete Solutions to all Questions

Lesson Progression

This is the fifth lesson in the ‘Fractions’ unit of work (foundation tier) and also the fourth lesson in the ‘Fractions’ unit of work (higher tier).

The Fractions (foundation) unit is available as a pack including homework activities and a unit assessment. The other lessons in the unit are:

The Fractions (higher) unit is also available as a pack with homework activities and a unit assessment. The other lessons in this unit are: