# Composing and Decomposing Fractions

## To help add and subttract fractions with LIKE denominators

### Building fractions PIECE by PIECE

Look at the fraction below. There are 4 EQUAL pieces. To build 1 whole you must add together4 pieces or compose the fraction with all four pieces 1/4 + 1/4 + 1/4 + 1/4 = 4/4 or 1 whole.

### ITS ALL JUST A WHOLE TO PART RELATIONSHIP

Each fractional part or "unit" add up to = 1 whole as determined by the number in the denominator. If the parts or units EXCEED the number in the denominator it is NOT PROPER but IMPROPER and GREATER than 1

Composing and Decomposing Fractions

#### Add up the pieces

1/12 + 1/12+1/12+1/12+

1/12+1/12+1/12+1/12 = 8/12

#### What's the missing piece?

3/8 + ? = 7/8 OR

7/8 - 3/8 = ?

#### Take Apart to Decompose

Let It Go Parody - Decompose