Our class will be learning how to add and subtract fractions and mixed numbers over the next few weeks. First, we will use models to find the sums or the differences. Then we will record equations to match our models. Finally, we will add and subtract without using models. Our homework will be practice adding and subtracting fractions with and without models. There are ten sections in this chapter.

** Important Chapter Vocabulary **
1.

** Mixed Number;** An amount given as a whole number and a fraction.

2.

**Unit Fraction;** A fraction that has a numerator of one.

3.

**Associative Property of Addition;** The property that states that when the grouping of addends is changed, the sum is the same.

4.

**Commutative Property of Addition;** The property that states that when the order of two or more addends is changed, the sum is the same.

5.

**Denominator; ** The part of the fraction below the line, which tells how many equal parts there are in the whole or in a group.

6.

**Fraction;** A number that names part of a whole or part of a group

7.

**Numerator; ** The part of a fraction above the line, which tells how many parts are being counted.

8.

**Simplest Form;** A fraction in which the numerator and denominator have only 1 as a common factor.