# Ch 3: 4th Grade Math: Understanding Fractions

### About This Chapter

## 4th Grade Math: Understanding Fractions - Chapter Summary

Give 4th grade students thorough instruction on understanding fractions with this chapter. Our experts know that a seemingly endless chapter does not help younger learners, so they have deliberately broken each chapter into several short lessons. Most lessons take anywhere from 5 to 10 minutes to complete. If students are familiar with some topics, they have the ability to skip lessons and move on to more challenging ones. Depending on the level of focus of the student, parents and teachers can determine how many lessons to go through before students need a break.

## Chapter Topics

- The idea that fractions represent parts of the whole
- Decomposing fractions
- Fixed number form and improper fractions
- Examples of equivalent fractions
- Steps for reducing and raising fractions
- Fractions with unlike and like denominators
- Techniques for finding a missing numerator
- Adding and subtracting mixed numbers and like fractions
- Multiplying whole numbers with fractions
- Adding and subtracting unlike fractions and mixed numbers

### 1. Fractions As Parts of a Whole: Lesson for Kids

Fractions are found everywhere in daily life, not just math class. In this lesson, learn how a fraction is a part of a whole, how you write a fraction, and how fractions can be equivalent to one another.

### 2. How to Decompose Fractions: Lesson for Kids

Fraction decomposition is a technique used for breaking fractions into smaller components. This lesson helps you become more comfortable with how to decompose a fraction as well as offering some visual aids.

### 3. 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.

### 4. What are Equivalent Fractions? - Definition & Examples

In this lesson, you'll review some fraction terminology and then learn what equivalent fractions are. Afterward, you can test your new knowledge with a brief quiz.

### 5. 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.

### 6. Comparing Fractions With Like & Unlike Denominators: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you will learn how to compare fractions with like and unlike denominators by using greater-than, less-than and equal-to symbols. While this may seem complicated, it's actually quite simple. You can easily compare any fractions with just a few basic steps.

### 7. How to Find a Missing Numerator: Lesson for Kids

Sometimes you need to know if two fractions are equal. But what happens if you don't know what the numerator of one of the fractions is? In this lesson, we'll show you what to do.

### 8. How to Add and Subtract Like Fractions and Mixed Numbers

When adding and subtracting fractions, you must be sure to have a common denominator. Once you have a common denominator, you just add or subtract your numerators and then your whole numbers. Learn how in this lesson.

### 9. How to Add and Subtract Unlike Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Simple fraction arithmetic gets a little more complicated when our denominators don't match. In this lesson, we'll learn how to add and subtract unlike fractions. Then, we'll do the same with mixed numbers.

### 10. Multiplying Fractions with Whole Numbers

After watching this video lesson, you will know how to multiply any fraction with any whole number. Learn the one simple rule that will tell you which numbers you need to multiply to get your answer.

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### Other Chapters

Other chapters within the 4th Grade Math course

- 4th Grade Math: Numbers & Number Sense
- Multiples of Whole Numbers
- 4th Grade Math: Understanding Decimals
- 4th Grade Math: Addition & Subtraction
- 4th Grade Math: Multiplication Strategies & Mental Math
- 4th Grade Math: Understanding Division
- 4th Grade Math: Arithmetic With Money
- 4th Grade Math: Word Problems & Equations
- 4th Grade Math: Lines, Angles & Shapes
- 4th Grade Math: Measurement Units & Conversions
- 4th Grade Math: Measurement Problems
- 4th Grade Math: Representing Data