This is a general introduction for young students to the subject of adding fractions with common denominators. Through the use of age appropriate problems and supporting graphics students experience a seamless experience moving from whole numbers to fraction arithmetic. The presentation is conceptual so that students are able to easily make the jump from whole numbers to fractions.
-Students will need a background in basic arithmetic
-Includes two problem sheets and solutions, a worksheet of fraction addition problems, and a hands on activity that utilizes shape cutouts