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Ch 3: Fractions for Elementary School

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Fractions for Elementary School - Chapter Summary

These lessons will help your child understand fractions. Whether your child is struggling with fractions or they just need a review, this is a great tool to aid them in their studies. At the end of each lesson, your child will have the chance to take assessment quizzes, so you can see if there are any areas they might need more help with.

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  • Kids who need extra help with fractions will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about fractions.
  • Students who have fallen behind in understanding math topics about fractions
  • Students with learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about fractions
  • Students who prefer multiple ways of learning math (visual or auditory)
  • Students who have missed class and need to catch up
  • Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about fractions
  • Students who struggle to understand their math teachers
  • Students who attend schools without extra math resources

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  • Find lessons in the chapter that cover fractions topics your student needs to learn or review.
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  • Refer to the video transcripts and highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about fractions.
  • Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
  • Verify your student understands fractions by completing the Fractions for Elementary School chapter exam.

33 Lessons in Chapter 3: Fractions for Elementary School
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Comparing Fractions: Lesson for Kids

1. Comparing Fractions: Lesson for Kids

How do you figure out if you'd rather have 1/2 or 2/3 of a sandwich for lunch? This lesson uses real world examples and pictures to help you understand how to compare fractions.

Equivalent Fractions: Lesson for Kids

2. Equivalent Fractions: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, we will discuss how fractions are equivalent. You will also learn how fractions can have the same value even though they may look totally different.

How to Add Fractions: Lesson for Kids

3. How to Add Fractions: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you will learn two rules for adding fractions: finding a common denominator and keeping the denominator the same. Then, you will practice adding fractions.

Fractions Games for Kids

4. Fractions Games for Kids

Help your students learn more about fractions with these fun games. Read this article to find easy-to-follow directions and some additional resources to use in your math curriculum.

Fractions to Decimals: Lesson for Kids

5. Fractions to Decimals: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you will learn how fractions and decimals represent parts of a whole. You will learn how to convert fractions into decimals and practice a few examples.

Fractions: Lesson for Kids

6. Fractions: Lesson for Kids

A fraction gives information using two parts. In this lesson you will learn the two parts of a fraction and what they mean. You will also learn how to read a fraction.

Numerator & Denominator Lesson for Kids

7. Numerator & Denominator Lesson for Kids

When we divide a whole into parts, we use fractions. There are all kinds of fractions: 1/2, 2/3, 3/4, and they all have something in common, a number above the line and another below. Let's learn about fractions and their numerators and denominators now.

Decimals: Lesson for Kids

8. Decimals: Lesson for Kids

You've probably used whole numbers in math, but can you write a number that is smaller than one? In this lesson, you will learn how decimals show numbers smaller than one, and you'll practice reading and writing them.

Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers: Lesson for Kids

9. Multiplying Fractions by Whole Numbers: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you will learn how to multiply a fraction by a whole number. You'll work through real-world examples where it's necessary to multiply fractions by whole numbers, then you can test yourself with a short quiz.

How to Simplify Fractions: Lesson for Kids

10. How to Simplify Fractions: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson you will learn how to simplify improper and proper fractions. You will find the greatest common factor of the numerator and denominator and use it to reduce the fraction to its lowest terms.

Improper Fractions: Lesson for Kids

11. Improper Fractions: Lesson for Kids

In this lesson, you will learn what improper fractions are and how to recognize them. You will also learn how to convert and reduce improper fractions, and we'll review the concept of the greatest common factor.

What is a Benchmark Fraction on a Number Line?

12. What is a Benchmark Fraction on a Number Line?

You will learn how to define benchmark fractions and explain what they are used for and what they look like on a number line. In addition, you will be able to identify the most common benchmark fractions used.

How to Add Mixed Fractions with Different Denominators

13. How to Add Mixed Fractions with Different Denominators

In this lesson, we will take a close look at each of the steps involved in adding mixed fractions with different denominators. After familiarizing ourselves with the process, we will look at an application to put the process to use.

Multiplying Compound Fractions

14. Multiplying Compound Fractions

This lesson keeps you moving along the path of mastering fractions. We'll unwrap the steps to multiplying compound fractions, also known as mixed numbers.

Simplifying Compound Fractions

15. Simplifying Compound Fractions

Have you ever simplified a fraction? Simplifying compound fractions may sound complicated, but it really isn't if you follow a few simple steps. In this lesson, you will learn how to simplify compound fractions.

Dividing Compound Fractions

16. Dividing Compound Fractions

In this lesson, we will learn the steps necessary to divide compound fractions. Dividing fractions is only one step away from multiplying, so it's easy!

Adding Compound Fractions

17. Adding Compound Fractions

Math is more than just whole numbers; sometimes you will only have a part of a whole, known as a fraction. And sometimes, you can even have a whole and a fraction together. In this lesson, you will learn what compound fractions are and how to add them together.

Subtracting Compound Fractions

18. Subtracting Compound Fractions

Compound fractions, also known as mixed numbers, can be added and subtracted just like whole numbers. In this lesson, we will review what a compound fraction is and how to subtract compound fractions in number sentences.

How to Subtract Fractions with Variables

19. How to Subtract Fractions with Variables

In this lesson, we will learn the steps involved with subtracting fractions with variables. After discussing the steps, we will look at an example of how to apply these steps to really solidify our understanding of the process.

Multiplying Fractions with Like Denominators

20. Multiplying Fractions with Like Denominators

Fractions are all around us, and, just like whole numbers, they can be added, subtracted, divided and multiplied. Believe it or not, multiplying fractions is the easiest one of all, and in this lesson, you will learn just how easy it is!

Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators

21. Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators

Every time you take a part of a whole, you are dealing with fractions. In this lesson, you will learn about subtracting fractions that have like denominators. After solving several examples, you will be a pro!

Reducing Fractions: Rules & Practice

22. Reducing Fractions: Rules & Practice

In this lesson, we will learn how to reduce fractions by using an example with M&M's! We will see how important the greatest common factor is when reducing fractions.

Definition of Simplest Form: Lesson for Kids

23. Definition of Simplest Form: Lesson for Kids

This lesson explains how to find the simplest form of a fraction. It not only builds the math skills necessary to find simplest form, but also puts simplest form into a real-life example.

How to Add Fractions with Unlike Denominators

24. How to Add Fractions with Unlike Denominators

Let's look at how to add fractions with different denominators. After we have the solving process down, we will look at a few different examples showing how this can show up all the time in our daily lives.

How to Subtract Fractions with Unlike Denominators

25. How to Subtract Fractions with Unlike Denominators

Subtracting fractions is fairly straightforward, if you know the rules. This lesson will give you the steps needed to subtract fractions and then will go over additional examples.

Rules for Subtracting Fractions

26. Rules for Subtracting Fractions

Even though you may not realize it, fractions are all around you, so knowing how to work with them is an important skill. In this lesson, you will learn how to subtract fractions with like denominators as well as those with different denominators.

Rules for Multiplying Fractions

27. Rules for Multiplying Fractions

Maxwell can't stand fractions. He has been struggling all week. But in class, his teacher puts up an interesting rhyme that helps him learn how to multiply fractions. Read this lesson to find out the rhyme and learn how to apply it towards multiplying fractions.

Rules for Dividing Fractions

28. Rules for Dividing Fractions

In this lesson, we'll follow three simple steps to help us divide fractions. If you already know how to multiply fractions, you're on your way to learning how to divide fractions!

Ordering Fractions on a Number Line

29. Ordering Fractions on a Number Line

In this lesson, you will learn how to order fractions with a like, or common, denominator on a number line by comparing the size of each fraction. You will do this by creating and labeling a number line with equal parts.

Locating Fractions on a Number Line

30. Locating Fractions on a Number Line

Who doesn't love candy bars? Well, locating fractions on a number line is as simple as cutting a candy bar and dividing it among friends, and this lesson will show you how.

How to Add & Subtract Two Fractions with Like Denominators

31. How to Add & Subtract Two Fractions with Like Denominators

Although fractions may look different from whole numbers, we can still add and subtract them. In this lesson, you will learn how to add and subtract two fractions with like denominators.

How to Find Equivalent Fractions on a Number Line

32. How to Find Equivalent Fractions on a Number Line

Your number line can actually help you figure out equivalent fractions if you know what steps to take to break up your number line in the right way. Learn how in this how-to lesson.

How to Subtract Mixed Fractions with Unlike Denominators

33. How to Subtract Mixed Fractions with Unlike Denominators

In this lesson, you will learn how to subtract mixed fractions with unlike denominators. The mixed fractions will be converted to improper fractions, then changed so that they have the same denominator.

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