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Taking the Fright Out of Fractions and Operations

Remembering when to cross-multiply, flip the fraction, or find the least common denominator can be difficult for students as well as teachers. The resources included in this collection provide effective and creative strategies for presenting fraction operations. The videos, articles, and tutorials included here make adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions much less frightening!
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Taking the Fright Out of Fractions and Operations
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This site is a great, easy-to-navigate is full of activities and resources for performing operations on fractions. From games to worksheets to links to other resources, there is enough here to keep individual students, small groups, or whole classes engaged and learning cooperatively and independently.
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    Tracy Pinkard says:
    This tutorial by GCF LearnFree is perfect for reviewing fraction operations with small groups or for individual students to use independently. Well-organized, as well as engaging, the tutorials walk students through the processes for fractions operations and included interactive practice examples.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    I love this cute, catchy video by Numberock! It's entertaining but also does a real good of clearly explaining the steps for multiplying fractions. I definitely recommend using this short video for both introducing the concept and for review. Additionally, a link is included to download the companion worksheet set for a small fee.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This list of online games for practicing and reviewing fractions is amazing! Not only are the games organized by cost (free, commercial, etc.), type (game, video, activity sheet, etc.), but a description of each resource is also included. This is an excellent page to bookmark as well as share with parents.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    Search no more! Teach-nology has provided the super list of fraction lesson plans. While there is at least one plan to cover each aspect of fractions, the brief objective presented with each lesson plan title makes it easy to quickly determine if that particular plan will meet your lesson goals. The plans themselves are detailed enough to be easy to follow, yet general enough to be utilized in a variety of learning settings.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This blog article is outstanding! Not only are various methods for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions presented, but there are also examples of how to use manipulatives and visual aids to teach these concepts. The best part, however, is the abundance of links to additional resources scattered throughout the article.
  • Tracy Pinkard says:
    This HomeschoolMath.net article is a must-read for any teacher introducing any aspect of fractions - especially performing operations with fractions. The suggestions for overcoming the common challenges students face when learning fraction operations are practical and and easy-to-implement. In addition, a list of several free fraction lessons is included at the end of the article.