To help understand the concepts learned in class, students are required to write poems about maths content and processes, or just about maths feelings.

Here are some examples of what is expected:

Adding Two Fractions

Adding two fractions
Is really quite simple
And much less painful than popping a pimple!
If we’re lucky
The bottoms are already equal
Common denominators!
Add the tops in a sequel
And there’s your result.
Oh, oooh no!
The bottoms aren’t the same number
This might hurt
Oh dear, what a bummer!
‘It’s still easy’ claims Ms.Maggie
Find the L.C.D. (lowest common denominator)
And make those bottoms equal
Then, if you change the bottom, you must change the top!
Then add the new tops in a sequel.
The answer must be simplified?
Divide the top and bottom
By the same number
From top to bottom
And bottom to top.
I got it, I got it!

Fraction-by-Fraction Multiplication

Fraction-by-fraction multiplication
Works by
Dividing numerators and denominators
By
The common factors of the two

But be careful:
Don’t cross out denominator and denominator
Or numerator and numerator
You must go top to bottom
Or bottom to top!

In the end find the product
Of the
Numerator and numerator.
Then find the product
Of the
Denominator and denominator

Now you know
How to find
The product of
Fraction-by-fraction
Multiplication.

Here are some examples of what is expected:

## Adding Two Fractions

Adding two fractionsIs really quite simple

And much less painful than popping a pimple!

If we’re lucky

The bottoms are already equal

Common denominators!

Add the tops in a sequel

And there’s your result.

Oh, oooh no!

The bottoms aren’t the same number

This might hurt

Oh dear, what a bummer!

‘It’s still easy’ claims Ms.Maggie

Find the L.C.D. (lowest common denominator)

And make those bottoms equal

Then, if you change the bottom, you must change the top!

Then add the new tops in a sequel.

The answer must be simplified?

Divide the top and bottom

By the same number

From top to bottom

And bottom to top.

I got it, I got it!

## Fraction-by-Fraction Multiplication

Fraction-by-fraction multiplication

Works by

Dividing numerators and denominators

By

The common factors of the two

But be careful:

Don’t cross out denominator and denominator

Or numerator and numerator

You must go top to bottom

Or bottom to top!

In the end find the product

Of the

Numerator and numerator.

Then find the product

Of the

Denominator and denominator

Now you know

How to find

The product of

Fraction-by-fraction

Multiplication.