# How to Add Fractions (like 4/7 + 3/7 ) with Free Online Tutoring in Math

###### Unlock the secrets to adding fractions with our latest blog post, the second article in our comprehensive eleven-part series!

This post includes five sample problems to enhance your child’s understanding right from the start.

The Problem: Adding fractions can be a daunting task for many children. Without proper guidance, they often struggle to understand the concept, leading to confusion and frustration.

This lack of understanding can hinder their progress in more advanced math classes, causing them to fall behind. The frustration and confusion can erode their confidence and make learning math a negative experience.

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• Learn to Illustrate Addition: Visual models help clarify the process of adding fractions.
• Build a Strong Foundation: Step-by-step lessons ensure your child thoroughly understands each concept.
• Achieve Long-term Success: A solid grasp of fractions is crucial for future mathematical success.

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Articles within this series on Fractions:

Solving problems that deal with fractions is simple when you develop a concrete understanding.  I have had incredible results with with the students in my class!  The strategies taught within this article work with children who have ADHD, Dyslexia, and other learning disabilities.  Virtually every one of my students who has learned the strategies within this HOW TO DO FRACTIONS article has passed the standards based assessment for adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions.

###### I have scaffold the problems in each lesson.

*If your child needs a bit more support, they should complete the “On Your Own” problems as a “Work with Me” problem.  I have a number of students with gaps in their learning and others with a variety of  learning disabilities.  I have had incredible success, by having those students complete 5 to 7 problems within each lesson as a “Work with Me” problem.  They play a bit of the video, then pause it  and copy, then watch a bit more, pause it and copy.  My students Play – Pause – and Copy until the entire problem is solved.  This is like having a personal tutor working through each and every problem with your child.  Every one of my students who has used this strategy has passed the Common Core Proficiency Exam.

### Challenge 1 Watch Me Math Ninja Celebration

You just won the “Math Ninja” award at your school for solving problems about fractions.  It’s Celebration time!  Your mother made you two special pies to celebrate your awesomeness.  One pie is chocolate and the other is lemon.  She asked you to cut both pies into 1/7 parts.  After cutting the pies you are overwhelmed with temptation.  You decide to eat a few slices from each pie.  Now there is only 3/7 parts of the chocolate pie and 4/7 parts of the lemon pie.

How much pie do you have in all?

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### Challenge 2 Work With Me Dog-Food Stealing Raccoon

A raccoon has been sneaking into your garage and eating your dog’s food for two nights.  He crawls through the doggy-door, opens the dog-food canister, tips it over, and starts chowing down.  You hear the clamor of crashing containers and rush to the garage, but the raccoon scurries out the doggy-door and hides behind a tree in your back yard.

The first night your Dog-Food Stealing Raccoon hid 3/5 of his body behind the tree.  The second night he hid 4/5 of his body behind the tree.

How much of his body did your Dog-Food Stealing Raccoon hide behind the tree in all?

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## Do your children get frustrated when they make a mistake?

We all make mistakes.  As a matter of fact, making mistakes is an essential part of the learning process.  This is why at the end of each of the following “On Your Own” challenges I encourage children to fix their mistakes.  Finding and fixing your own mistake is the fastest way to learn.

### Challenge 3 On Your Own Trumpet Playing Dog

You have a very talented dog named Rex.  Not only can he sit, roll over, and fetch a ball, but Rex can also play the trumpet.  He is so good that he has been asked to give performances at local businesses.  The only problem is when Rex sees a cat.  It does not matter what he is doing, Rex will chase that cat.

Rex was giving a performance for the local fire department.  He was 2/9 of the way through the song when a black and white tabby-cat ran past.  Rex dropped his trumpet and took off after the cat.  Another time, Rex was playing for the Local Librarians convention when a couple of Siamese cats ran up a tree next to the deck where Rex was performing.  Once again, Rex tossed his trumpet aside and took off after the cats.  That time he was 4/9 of the way through his song.

How many songs was Rex able to play in all, before he began chasing cats?

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### Challenge 4 On Your Own Tightrope Walking Panther

You have a favorite stuffed animal named, Pinky the Panther.  You decide to create a YouTube channel with a series of short movies called, “Pinky’s Adventures”.

In one movie, Pinky has joined the circus.  He is walking across a tightrope when the rope breaks and Pinky begins to fall.  Pinky makes it 5/8 of a yard before the tightrope brakes.  Luckily, a circus clown is driving a fire truck underneath Pinky.  Pinky lands on the latter as the clown drives under him.  The clown drives Pinky 7/8 of a yard to a pool of whipped cream.  Pinky jumps into the whipped cream, then stands up, licking his chops, and shouts, “That was fun.  Let’s do it again!”

The crowd goes wild.  How far did Pinky travel in all, from the beginning of the tightrope to the whipped cream?

### Challenge 5 On Your Own Melvin the Mathematical Cat

Meet Melvin the Mathematical Cat.  He is a mathematical genius, and he is a cat.  For the past two days Melvin has been working on a problem for NASA.  He is trying to discover how much fuel is needed to travel to Mars.  He spent 5/6 of the first day calculating the distance from Earth to Mars, and 4/6 of the second day calculating the amount of fuel burned in space.

How many days did Melvin the Mathematical Cat spend on this problem?

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