# Ch 23: 4th Grade Math: Fractions

### About This Chapter

## 4th Grade Math: Fractions - Chapter Summary

Use the quick and entertaining lessons in this chapter to help your 4th grader master fractions. Larger concepts on fractions are broken down into simple, easy-to-follow lessons on fraction types, operations using fractions and fraction identification. Each lesson comes with a short quiz to help you gauge your 4th grader's mastery of the topic plus a chapter exam you can use to determine his or her ability to order fractions, raise and reduce them and find least common denominators.

## Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson | Objective |
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What is a Fraction? - Definition and Types | The lesson provides an introduction to proper fractions, mixed number fractions, like fractions and more. |

Identifying Fractions | Students learn how to identify fractions as part of whole units or sets or as locations on number lines. |

How to Raise and Reduce Fractions | This video teaches students to rename fractions by raising or reducing them. |

Relating Fractions and Decimals | Instructors show how to solve math problems using fractions and decimals. |

How to Find Least Common Denominators | With this lesson, instructors uses examples to teach students how to find least common denominators. |

Comparing and Ordering Fractions | Students learn the steps to compare and order fractions. |

Using the Number Line to Compare Decimals, Fractions, and Whole Numbers | The lesson shows how to compare decimals and fractions using the number line. |

Changing between Improper Fraction and Mixed Number Form | Examples are used in this lesson to teach methods for changing an improper number to a mixed number. |

### 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.

### 2. Identifying Fractions

If you were told that you could have 1/4 of the pizza with 8 total slices, do you know what that means? How many slices would that be? Well if you are not sure, you better learn about fractions and what each part of the fraction means!

### 3. 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.

### 4. 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.

### 5. 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.

### 6. 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.

### 7. 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.

### 8. 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.

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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the 4th Grade Math: Practice & Review course

- 4th Grade Math: Number Sense & Arithmetic
- 4th Grade Math: Number Properties
- 4th Grade Math: Solving Math Word Problems
- 4th Grade Math: Estimation & Rounding
- 4th Grade Math: Addition
- 4th Grade Math: Subtraction
- 4th Grade Math: Multiplication
- 4th Grade Math: Multiples of Whole Numbers
- 4th Grade Math: Division
- 4th Grade Math: Simplifying Whole Number Expressions
- 4th Grade Math: Basic Algebraic Expressions
- 4th Grade Math: Data & Graphs
- 4th Grade Math: Probability & Statistics
- 4th Grade Math: Units of Measurement
- 4th Grade Math: Introduction to Geometric Figures
- 4th Grade Math: Angles
- 4th Grade Math: Triangles
- 4th Grade Math: Quadrilaterals
- 4th Grade Math: Circles
- 4th Grade Math: Polyhedrons & Geometric Solids
- 4th Grade Math: Perimeter, Area & Volume
- 4th Grade Math: Symmetry, Similarity & Congruence
- 4th Grade Math: Operations with Fractions
- 4th Grade Math: Decimals
- 4th Grade Math: Operations with Decimals
- 4th Grade Math: Money
- 4th Grade Math: Time
- 4th Grade Math: The Coordinate Graph
- 4th Grade Math: Patterns & Sequences