# Adding Fractions with Same Denominator

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## Adding Fractions with Same Denominator

Adding fractions is an important skill and grade 3 is a fantastic time to start introducing it! The ability to add fractions with the same denominator is not tricky, it just takes practice. Students are often quick to forget simple concepts in Mathematics, which is why it is so important to introduce adding fractions to students in grade 3. It gives them time to understand and develop their knowledge, not just in the math involved, but the actual concept of a fraction and adding them together. As students move into grade 4, they’ll have a solid foundation and begin to add fractions with unlike denominators, which can be a bit tricky and requires further repetition!

Think your students are ready for the next step? Adding fractions with unlike denominators is ready to go with another video and easy to use worksheets!

If you’re looking for more videos, I recommend Math with Mr J. He breaks down adding fractions with common denominators really well, keeping it nice and simple for your class. If it’s worksheets you’re after, check out ‘dadworksheets’. They have a bunch of free printable adding fraction worksheets that’ll help your students improve in no time!

Don’t know how to add fractions? Adding fractions can sound tricky, but it’s very simple! These 3 steps will show you how to add fractions.

Step 1: Make sure the denominators (bottom numbers) are the same number.

Step 2: Add the numerators (top numbers).

Step 3: Simply the fraction (if needed).

Example:

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Step 1: Make the denominators the same by multiplying.

Step 3: Simplify the fraction if needed.

Example:

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Step 1: Multiply to make the denominators the same. “Whatever you do to the bottom, you do to the top.”

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Step 2: Now that they’re the same, just add the numerators and keep the denominators the same.