Finding Sums

Finding Sums Worksheet

Worksheet Description

The worksheet displayed is a mathematics exercise sheet focused on teaching cross multiplication to add proper fractions. It contains a series of problems where students are required to apply cross multiplication to find the sum of two fractions. The example at the top illustrates the process, showing the multiplication of the numerator of one fraction by the denominator of the other and vice versa, before adding the results together. There are twelve problems to be solved, with spaces provided for students to write their answers.

The purpose of this worksheet is to strengthen students’ understanding of adding fractions with different denominators using the method of cross multiplication. It aims to reinforce the concept that to add fractions, the denominators must be equivalent, which cross multiplication helps to achieve. By practicing these problems, students will improve their skills in handling fractions and develop a methodical approach to solving them. This worksheet is designed to provide practice that will help students become more comfortable and accurate with fraction addition.