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Ch 16: 6th-8th Grade Math: Introduction to Fractions

About This Chapter

Through this Introduction to Fractions chapter, your 6th-8th grade students can learn how to identify different types of fractions as well as how to use them to solve math problems. You can also use the multiple-choice quizzes and chapter test to measure your students' progress.

6th-8th Grade Math: Introduction to Fractions - Chapter Summary

The lessons in this introductory fractions chapter are designed to teach your middle school students how to perform basic mathematical functions with fractions. The chapter includes multiple short video lessons that help you present the concepts in a fun, engaging way. Self-assessment quizzes, transcripts and a chapter test are also available.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson Objective
What is a Fraction? - Definition and Types In this lesson, students learn what a fraction is and see examples of different types of fractions.
How to Raise and Reduce Fractions Students can examine the process of renaming fractions by raising or reducing them.
Relating Fractions and Decimals Instructors provide examples of using fractions and decimals to solve math problems.
How to Find Least Common Denominators Students learn to identify the least common denominator in order to solve math problems.
Comparing and Ordering Fractions This lesson shows students how to order fractions.
Using the Number Line to Compare Decimals, Fractions, and Whole Numbers In this lesson, students explore the use of the number line for comparing decimals, fractions and whole numbers.
Changing between Improper Fraction and Mixed Number Form Students see examples of the process to change improper fractions into mixed number form.
How to Change Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions Students apply what they have learned in previous lessons to convert mixed numbers into improper fractions.

8 Lessons in Chapter 16: 6th-8th Grade Math: Introduction to Fractions
What is a Fraction? - Definition and Types

1. What is a Fraction? - Definition and Types

Fractions may be your friend's worst nightmare, but they don't have to be yours. Watch this video lesson to learn about fractions and how you can understand them easily. Also learn to identify the different types of fractions.

How to Raise and Reduce Fractions

2. How to Raise and Reduce Fractions

When working with fractions, you sometimes need to change your fraction to make it easier to work with. Watch this video lesson to learn how you can raise and reduce fractions to make your problem solving easier.

Relating Fractions and Decimals

3. Relating Fractions and Decimals

Watch this video lesson to learn how to use both fractions and decimals to help you solve problems. Learn how to change between the two to use the best one for your problem.

How to Find Least Common Denominators

4. How to Find Least Common Denominators

Finding a Least Common Denominator is an important tool when working with fractions. To find least common denominators, we will use multiples of our numbers.

Comparing and Ordering Fractions

5. Comparing and Ordering Fractions

Comparing and ordering fractions is way to examine fractions that contain different-sized sets. In order to compare these fractions, you must find a common denominator and make equivalent fractions.

Using the Number Line to Compare Decimals, Fractions, and Whole Numbers

6. Using the Number Line to Compare Decimals, Fractions, and Whole Numbers

Watch this video lesson to learn how useful the number line can be when you need to compare two different numbers, be they whole numbers, decimals or even fractions. Learn how to plot these numbers on the number line so you can compare them.

Changing Between Improper Fraction and Mixed Number Form

7. Changing Between Improper Fraction and Mixed Number Form

Improper fractions and mixed numbers are two different types of fractions. They both have different purposes when using fractions in a problem. In this lesson, you will learn how to convert between these two different forms.

How to Change Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

8. How to Change Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

When it comes to fractions in algebra, we hardly ever use mixed numbers. Instead, we opt for the ease of use of improper fractions. Watch this video lesson to learn how to change your mixed numbers to improper fractions.

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