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# Fractions

Posted by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 11:18 AM
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We are in fractions hell. Simple ones she can do but she has problems when it is large numbers or mixed numbers. Are there any websites with games or something for free she can do?

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by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 11:18 AM
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by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 11:26 AM

oh yea salem!! theres some neat videos that a mom had on here, i'll try and find them for you!!

by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 11:29 AM

We watched Youtube videos but the examples were pretty simple ones.

Quoting oredeb:

oh yea salem!! theres some neat videos that a mom had on here, i'll try and find them for you!!

by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 11:33 AM

i found it, it was nora that posted this first !! these are neat !

oops i just seen your other post!! awwwwwwwww i'll look for something else!

by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 11:35 AM

Here is an example of one of the problems we missed. Honestly we guessed because neither one of us could come up with an answer and we spent like 20 minutes on each one we wasn't sure of.

 ____ The whole number needs to be changed into an improper fraction. So 9x8+3=75We got: 3/7 * 75/9 = 225/63We could not figure out a number they share in common to reduce.
 A. B. C. D.

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by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 11:35 AM

how old is she???

by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 11:37 AM
by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 11:39 AM

http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/math.htm

Fun Fraction Game for Kids

Learn about fractions with this fun fraction game for kids. Enjoy a number of interactive activities that will help children better understand the concept of fractions.

by on Mar. 1, 2013 at 11:40 AM

Quoting oredeb:

how old is she???

by on Mar. 3, 2013 at 6:02 AM
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I don't know if you found the answer yet, but the answer is B - both numbers share 3 as a common factor. If the digits of any number you are working with add up to a multiple of 3 (or in this case, both the numerator and the denominator independently add up to a multiple of 3), the number is divisible by three.

Multiplying fractions is all about opposites. Think of inversing like, say....opposite day (I know it may seem weird, but this is honestly what worked for my son.).

So,

 ____

Breaks down like this:

3/7 stays the way it is for right now.

8 3/9 becomes 75/9 (The improper fraction)

Our problem is now 3/7 รท 75/9. Well, division is the opposite of multiplication. So, when we divide fractions, we use the opposite or the inverse. The inverse of division is multiplication. We change the division sign to a multiplication sign. When you change the sign, the rest of the problem inverses, too. So, 75/9 flips, and becomes 9/75.

So, we have 3 x 9 on the top (your numerator)

We  have 7 x 75 on the bottom (your denomenator). We multiply straight across.

3 x 9 = 27.

7 x 75 = 525. 27/525 is a big fraction. Looking at the the numbers in the numerator, 2 and 7, I add them together and get 9 (this is not necessary to dividing by fractions. This is how to tell if your number, independent of the fraction, is divisible by 3). 9 is a multiple of 3, so I know the numerator is divisible by three, at least. Then, I look at the denominator. 5, 2, 5 = 12. Also divisible by 3. So, I know I can reduce, which reduced to 9/175, or B.

I hope that helped? Maybe? I have a couple board games we've used, too, if you would like me to link them?

by Silver Member on Mar. 3, 2013 at 8:42 AM

It isn't free, but Key to Fractions is awesome!

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