This worksheet is designed to scaffold a method for adding fractions and mixed numbers without the need for converting between improper fractions and mixed numbers. It uses a number line to help learners count on to the position required. There is also a worksheet for subtraction using the same method.
Section A begins with some questions where adding the fraction to the mixed number will result in a value with the same integer part.
Section B then provides the number lines with decreasing detail as the section progresses. the sums will take the value to the next integer part.
Section C then gives sums with two mixed numbers but the sum of the fractional parts is less than 1.
Section D then leads learners through a process of adding the integer part of the second mixed number to the first before then using a number line to count on to the answer.
Sections E and F then consolidate the understanding with some sums without a number line and two addition pyramids.