## How to add, subtract, multiply, divide fractions is an important foundational skill.

## Learn these, practice them and always keep to the same methods!

There are 6 main numeracy skills that will help with your maths. Click here to read more.

Click here to visit subtraction skills, multiplication skills, divisions skills videos.

Fraction manipulation represents around 1/3rd (yes, really!) of a typical GCSE paper. Questions such as:

- 1/3 + 7/8 = ?
- percentages
- ratio
- division
- comparisons
- gradient
- equations
- algebra
- probability
- and so on ..

… all will use fractions in some form.

The study of fractions is one of the most important parts of foundational maths study. Fractions can be a little easier to ‘visualise’ when you are calculating. Try to develop a ‘reasonableness check’ while you are working through the calculations. For instance:

A quarter of 63456 is around 15,000

- because it’s nearly 60,000.
- and
- a quarter is half of a half*

try to ‘see’ a half of a half as a quarter, like this:

the quarter is half of the half

It gets a little trickier with some advanced fractions. Perhaps using ‘nearly equivalents’ would be helpful… such as 9/16 is around a half, or, 3/14 is a little less than a quarter.

Try some of the videos. Maybe you could stop halfway and try to guess the answer.

Equivalent fractions

Mixed numbers to improper fractions

Improper fractions to mixed numbers

How to add fractions – part 1

How to add fractions – part 2

How to takeaway or subtract fractions – part 1

How to takeway or subtract fractions – part 2

How top multiply fractions

How to multiply mixed fractions – including whole numbers

How to divide fractions – coming soon 🙂

ilLinoiSe says

Thank you so much again love your vids they help alot. Helped revise on my

test.

By the way if i my put a little suggestion, you should get a a better

microphone so that the quality of hearing is better. Just a little

suggestion.

Tom Watson says

Thanks for helping me a lot! 🙂

Su Lawson says

Thank you very much you really helped my children

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sr01Nano says

Good video thanks

Angel Williams says

Thank you for this video it has helped us alot

Zainul Rasheed says

thnks buddy

its very useful for a boy like me

kriti rajbar says

Really helpful :):-)

Huong Cao says

What happens if theres a whole number in front of a mixed number if your

dividing? Such as 12 divided by 3 1/3

Brady McBride says

thnx for the help u rock dude

Abbas Kalan says

thank u simon this video came in handy i watched it the day before my exams

MrIncognitoPotato says

Really helped me out. I forgot all about this, thanks for the demonstration

man.

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Tarik Deeb says

Thanks Man U are the best

Marcus Goring says

So helpful for homeschooling my 12 yr old son .Thankyou Simon you explain

maths really well ,it’s now our favourite subject!

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Simon Deacon says

Thanks and glad it helped 🙂

Martyn Collins says

great thanks, very helpful, keep up the good work!

Simon Deacon says

Hi – glad it was helpful. There’s a few adding fractions videos – if you search on the channel you should find them. Hope that’s OK. All best S

Deon Patel says

Thanks! Have you got a adding fractions video

aliya mahamood says

Jackie Jiang says

Thanks for the video it really helped me on my homework

misslilyskye says

I think if I got to learn math while listening to his accent, I would have done a lot better lol just listening to him makes it fun, not to mention he makes it seem so much simpler than other teachers I’ve had, that’s for sure 🙂

Simon Deacon says

Glad to help 🙂

Mohammed Essah says

this really helped me thanks a lot!

legomimi2 says

Thx

Simon Deacon says

Hi – that’s great! Really glad the video helped. Thanks for letting me know. S

lupelupita diaz says

thats what i got confused with two whole numbers with fractions thx alot it really helped me i got a A+ in math class better then B+ =D

Mitchell Evans says

anyone else learn more form youtube videos then their actual maths teachers

Simon Deacon says

Glad it helped and thanks for letting me know 🙂

mila servin says

Wow it really helped 🙂

mikescott20122050 says

@Manue Nono

gkerbs11 says

thank you!

Zaynies Pink says

I need an A tomorrow! Hope soo

TritonJake says

My math class was on this but I fell asleep so I have a test on this on Tuesday and now Ik how to do it

lordmoonaz69 says

I wish you were my maths teacher

lordmoonaz69 says

Legend! Just helped me with my homework 😀

Manue Nono says

i hate math but i like this video

Mark Bellamy says

I say to u the exact response she just said thankyou soo much

Juliana Ammann says

Thanks a bunch I have maths test 2mrow and I had no idea what to do until now … thank you 🙂

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Thanks

Paul Gilliland says

You are the guy – thank you thank you thank you

harmonie defilippis says

LOL i like his ghetto white board

TheSweetiepie121 says

Thank you so much mr. I finally know how to do my homework now!!! 🙂

pacohc713 says

i learned more in this vid than 4 high school years….dam ghetto teachers

pacohc713 says

easy im 5 :p

connor hooks says

Easy I’m 11

wolfen24X7291999 says

Thank u!!

ulawan5 says

this was actually the most helpful demonstration of this I’ve seen XD

Antonio Darkstar says

well idk about you peeps but i learned more in a 3 min video then i did in a whole 2 weeks of school lol.

barbara bush says

shut up ur gonna need this when your older and wow im 11 and I know that

christian mcgowan says

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Jack williams says

i never realised youtube could be such an educational place! (:

jessgonzalez95 says

wow i cant belive i actually understand this thanks u really helped

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Frank Flores says

thanks it was a big help

Jasmine correa says

ok, this is it, this math teacher has it in him to instruct people like me

GerardGrovesPictures says

Using this to revise 🙂

Jessica Tran says

Wow! Its actcually easy! Yay me 🙂 Thanks!!

LoneWolfXVll says

well who knew fractions were this easy -.-

Jskills4ever says

Thanks tis reall did help me to

kingofcraig says

Great stuff 🙂

bexluvsbreyers says

THANKYOUUUU!!!!!! maths exam tomorrow!! I was SCREWED until now 😛

KathleenSamantha McLaughlinRaven says

thanks alot!

Simon Deacon says

Hi – I’ve only really seen a grid used with muliplication of whole numbers. It’s a good method and can work well if you’re happy to use it. The important thing is to find a method that suits you and always use it. Thanks for your question and good luck with your maths!

BlazeDragon133 says

what about the grid method? wouldnt that be easier?

BlazeDragon133 says

cheers

MultiChannelONYoutub says

Thanks, really helpful revision. 🙂

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Tom89760 says

very useful

eviltube1111 says

thanks buddy

Joshua Scott says

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alexg555 says

thank you man i got a A on my test