Adding Improper Fractions

Adding Improper Fractions Worksheet

Worksheet Description

The worksheet is centered around the mathematical operation of adding improper fractions using the technique of cross multiplication. Improper fractions are those where the numerator is larger than the denominator, indicating a value greater than one whole unit. The sheet contains sixteen problems where students must find the sum of two improper fractions. For each problem, there are spaces provided where students can write down their calculated answers after performing the cross multiplication.

The worksheet aims to teach students how to handle the addition of fractions that are improper using cross multiplication to find a common denominator. It demonstrates the importance of understanding and working with fractions that represent values exceeding one whole. By solving these problems, students are expected to improve their skills in managing larger numerical values in fractional form and to ensure accuracy when combining such fractions. This exercise is instrumental in helping students become adept at fraction operations, particularly as they progress to more advanced mathematics where improper fractions are common.