How do we add mixed numbers? After viewing the videos below and reading through the notes at the bottom of this page, you will be able to explain the steps for adding mixed numbers.
As you watch the videos below, think about the following guiding questions:
Video 1: Adding Mixed Numbers with Like Denominators
As you watch the videos below, think about the following guiding questions:
 What is the first step in adding mixed numbers?
 Connection: How is the process of adding mixed numbers similar to what you previously learned about adding fractions less than one?
 Which part of the mixed numbers should you add first: the fraction part or the whole number part? (Or does it matter?)
 How are adding mixed numbers with like and unlike denominators similar? In what ways do the processes differ?
 Just like when adding fractions less than one, final answers should always be in what form?
Video 1: Adding Mixed Numbers with Like Denominators
Video 2: Adding Mixed Numbers with Unlike Denominators
Copy the notes below into your math composition notebook:

