This is a 4-page instructional packet that provides visual connectivity to the process of adding fractions with unlike denominators. Shaded bars provide a contract connection to the fractions indicated. Just split the shaded areas to demonstrate the process of finding common denominators to permit the addition of the two fractions now that each fraction addend becomes the same size "pieces". Very effective in clarifying the concept behind transforming the adding of unlike fractions into the adding of like fractions with similar denominators. Use as a mini-lesson, independent practice, or cooperative learning.