Adding and Subtracting Fractions

This lesson is on adding and subtracting fractions.  Out of all the topics in fractions adding and subtracting fractions seems to give students the most problems.  From experience a student must master all previous fraction skills before taking on adding/subtracting fractions.  Hence, a student should know how to reduce a fraction, multiply and divide fractions and find the LCM/LCD before starting this lesson.  Once a student can confidently do the skills I just mentioned they should have no problem learning how to add and subtract fractions.  I can’t stress how important fraction skills are in math so make sure you watch the lesson videos as much as needed to master the skills.