# What is the rule for adding and subtracting fractions?

## What is the rule for adding and subtracting fractions?

To add or subtract fractions they must have the same denominator (the bottom value). If the denominators are already the same then it is just a matter of either adding or subtracting the numerators (the top value). If the denominators are different then a common denominator needs to be found.

## What are the steps for adding and subtracting fractions?

Step 1: Find the Lowest Common Multiple (LCM) between the denominators. Step 2: Multiply the numerator and denominator of each fraction by a number so that they have the LCM as their new denominator. Step 3: Add or subtract the numerators and keep the denominator the same.

What are the steps to add and subtract fractions with different denominators?

How do you make adding fractions fun?

Take a look around and find something that will help your kids get the practice they need.

1. Maze. If you know me as a teacher then you know about my love of mazes.
2. QR Code Game.
3. Knockout Game.
5. Butterfly Method Anchor Chart.
6. Pac-Man Game.
7. Online Board Game.
8. Word Problems on MathGames.Com.