# How to Add Fractions that are Mixed Numbers (like 2 & 3/4 + 3 & 5/6 ) with Free Online Tutoring in Math

###### Unlock the secrets of adding mixed number fractions with our latest blog post, the sixth article in our comprehensive eleven-part series!

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

Adding fractions that are mixed numbers, like 2 ¾ + 3 ⅚, can be very confusing. Many children struggle with this concept, leading to gaps in their understanding. Without proper instruction on illustrating the addition process, they often feel lost and frustrated, making it difficult for them to keep up in more advanced math classes. This confusion can undermine their confidence and impede their academic progress.

Adding fractions that are mixed numbers is often challenging for children, leaving them with a limited understanding.

This lack of understanding can cause frustration and confusion, especially as they progress to higher levels of mathematics. Without a solid grasp of this concept, children may find it hard to succeed in more advanced math classes, which can affect their overall academic performance and confidence.

The solution lies in learning to illustrate the addition process. In our blog post, your child will:

• Learn to Illustrate Addition: Visual models help clarify the process of adding mixed number 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.

### How to Add Fractions that are Mixed Numbers Online Tutoring in Math: Challenge 1 Watch Me Red Tailed Hawk

You are on a hike when you see a Red Tailed Hawk soaring across the sky.  It is absolutely beautiful!  The hawk is circling round and round in two circles that form an 8.  The upper portion of the Eight is 2 & 3/4 miles around.  The lower portion of the Eight is 3 & 5/6 miles around.

How far does the Red Tailed Hawk fly each time he completes his figure-8 shape in the sky?

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### How to Add Fractions that are Mixed Numbers Online Tutoring in Math: Challenge 2 Work With Me Hungry Chipmunk

You are camping in Yellowstone National Park.  You are sitting on the picnic table at your campsite eating chips when a cute, little chipmunk scampers up to you.  You feed him 2 & 2/3 bags of chips.  The next day you are eating more chips when the friendly chipmunk reappears.  This time you feed him 2 & 3/5 bags.

How many bags of chips did you feed your Hungry Chipmunk?

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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.

### How to Add Fractions that are Mixed Numbers Online Tutoring in Math: Challenge 3 On Your Own Mural Project

Your class was asked to create two murals for your school.  The murals will be painted on a number of walls near your school’s gymnasium.  Your teacher has chosen two art projects for the murals.  One is a drawing of Native Americans.  The other is a drawing of the people from your community.  You get to use 1 & 4/9 walls for one mural and 1 & 2/3 walls for the other drawing.

How many walls will be covered by these two drawings?

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### Pool-Slash Party

You are invited to a Pool-Splash Party at your friend’s house.  Your friend has become famous, because she dips her head in the water and then flings her hair back.  Her photos are all over the internet and you can’t wait to watch her do her “hair fling thing”.  In order to get from your house to her pool you will need to walk 1 & 1/2 miles to the bus stop.  Next, you will need to ride the bus another 2 & 5/8 miles before you reach her home.

How far will you travel when you go to the Pool-Splash Party?

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### How to Add Fractions that are Mixed Numbers Online Tutoring in Math: Challenge 5 On Your Own Newspaper Reporter

You are a reporter for your school newspaper.  This week’s topic is underwater exploration.  You have decided to write a similar story to the one written in the New York Times about the sinking of the Titanic.  Your best friend is writing another story about the famous oceanographer and filmmaker, Jacques Cousteau. Your story will use 2 & 2/3 pages.  Your friends story will use 1 & 5/7 pages.

How many pages will these two stories use of your school’s newspaper?

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