To add fractions with unlike denominators, like 1/2 + 1/3, model the addends by placing a pink 1/2 and orange 1/3 tile beside each other. The common denominator of 1/2 and 1/3 is 6, so place 1/6 tiles equal in length to 1/2 and 1/3. There are five 1/6 tiles in total, so 1/2 + 1/3 equals 5/6.
Adding Fractions (unlike denominators) using the Brainingcamp Fraction Tiles virtual manipulative.
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