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Ch 16: 8th Grade Math: Introduction to Fractions

About This Chapter

The Introduction to Fractions chapter is designed to teach students how to compare, reduce and order fractions. The chapter includes short, engaging video lessons that demonstrate operations such as raising fractions, using multiples to find common denominators, and converting between fractions and decimals. A chapter examination determines your students' grasp of fractions.

8th Grade Math: Introduction to Fractions - Chapter Summary

Use the video lessons in the Introduction to Fractions chapter to teach your students to solve problems with fractions and decimals. Your 8th grade students learn to identify and work with whole numbers, numerators and denominators. They will also discover the procedures for transforming mixed numbers to improper fractions. Lesson quizzes are included, and video tags help you move among topics.

Chapter Lessons and Objectives

Lesson Objective
What is a Fraction? - Definition and Types Students are taught to recognize unlike fractions and mixed-number fractions as well as proper and improper fractions.
How to Raise and Reduce Fractions This lesson teaches students how to alter fractions so that they are easier to solve.
Relating Fractions and Decimals Instructors teach 8th grade students how to choose and change between decimals and fractions.
How to Find Least Common Denominators Students learn to use multiples when solving fractions.
Comparing and Ordering Fractions This lesson teaches students to compare the numerators when ordering fractions.
Using the Number Line to Compare Decimals, Fractions and Whole Numbers Instructors teach students to find whole numbers, decimals and fractions on the number line.
Changing Between Improper Fraction and Mixed Number Form In this lesson, mixed numbers and improper fractions are defined, and students learn how to convert between them.
How to Change Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions The rules for multiplying denominators and adding numerators are explained in this lesson.

8 Lessons in Chapter 16: 8th Grade Math: Introduction to Fractions
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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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