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# Fractions for the Confused and Bewildered (all operations)

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Common Core Standards
4.NF.B.3, 4.NF.B.4, 5.NF.B.3, 5.NF.B.4, 5.NF.B.7
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Adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions is something every student should learn, but often numerous students are left behind in the mathematical dust when a math textbook is followed page by page. Finding the lowest common denominator, changing denominators, not changing denominators, finding a reciprocal, and reducing to lowest terms are complex issues and often very difficult for many math phobic students. This handout encompasses how I teach fractions so these students can be successful. It is aligned with the CCSS Standards for Number & Operations—Fractions.

The teaching methods included target the kinesthetic learner, the visual/spatial learner, the auditory student, and the student who has a learning disability. The unconventional techniques described in this eight page handout will always work. Sometimes the numbers will be large, but when the students learn the divisibility rules for 2, 3, 5, and 10, they can easily reduce most fractions. The divisibility rules are included on pages 9 and 10 of the handout.

I currently use these methods to teach fractions to remedial math students on the college level.

Below are other fraction assessments available at my store. Just click on the link.

Fractions: A Cumulative Math Test (all operations)
Fractions: An Introductory Test
Fractions, Decimals and Percents: A Chapter Test
Fraction Summative Assessment with an Ice Cream Theme
Fraction Summative Project with a Pizza Theme

Do you need some alternative ways to help your students to reduce fractions? Check out the resource below:

Using Digital Root and the Divisibility Rules to Help Reduce Fractions
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Answer Key
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great
Chrissy - Thanks so much for the comment.
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I think these strategies will really help my special ed. students.
Mary - Yes, these work very well with special ed. students.
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I am looking forward to using this to reinforce skills in my algebra class.
My students who struggle with fractions seem to understand these strategies.
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Can't wait to try this when we start our fractions unit.
I truly believe your students will enjoy the different ways to solve fractions.
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Super helpful review product! Thanks so much!
I think your students will enjoy doing fractions a different way. Thanks for stopping by my store.
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thanks
Stacy - You are more than welcomed.
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Hi,
very helpful
I trust these different ways of teaching fractions will help your students.
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This packet would be ok for most students who have a foundation built. Unfortunately, my students were too low to even grasp this packet initally.
Denise - I am so sorry this won't work right now, but I hope that after your students have the foundation that these strategies will be useful.
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Very helpful
I am so glad you took the time to leave me positive feedback. Thank you.
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I can't wait to use this with my remedial college students. I just remember how confusing all of the operation rules were for them last semester. I'll let you know how it goes.
Dee - This is the very reason I developed this resource. My remedial college students had the very same problem, but after using these alternative strategies, most of them finally "got" it!
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Looks Good!
Thanks so much!
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Thanks!
You are very welcome. I trust these alternative strategies will help your students understand fractions.
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Very useful resource. I was not aware of all these methods and am anxious to try them out in my fifth grade classroom!
I use many of these methods with my remedial math college students who finally "get" fractions for the first time!
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Good ideas! Thank you!
I still use these strategies with some of my remedial students on the college level.
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Good to give parents to help at home
I had never thought using this resource in that way. Thanks for sharing!
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Good resource
Thank you for your feedback. I hope these alternate ways to solve fractions will help your students who just "don't get it".
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THANKS!
You are so welcome!
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using in after school program
I am so glad to see another use for this resource. Thank you for sharing.
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Great job!
I trust your students will enjoy learning fractions in a new and different way.
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Can't wait to use this with my remediation students!
I hope the strategies will help their mathematical light bulbs to finally go on!
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:-)
I guess the smilie face means you liked it.
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Thank you!
I hope you find these strategies helpful, especially for your visual and kinesthetic learners.
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Can't wait to use this on Monday!
I really believe your students will like learning a new approach to fractions. Thanks for stopping by my store and taking the time to rate this resource.
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This was wonderful to use with my lower level students who were confused with the traditional way to add and subtract fractions. Thank you!
Thank you for that positive comment. It made my day!
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My middle schoolers are going to love all the movements!
Any time you can add motion to teaching, the students have an easier time remembering. I hope your students enjoy the activities.
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This will be another great option as a resource for my incoming 7th graders ~ the Common Core, when implemented from Kindergarten, helps students become proficient with fractions by the time they enter Grade 7. Since we are "jumping into it", however, my remedial students will need re-teaching and practice with these conceots and skills. This will be a great review resource!
Yeah! I am always delighted when my products are able to help "mathphobics". I use these strategies with my remeidal college math students, and I love seeing the light bulbs go on!
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thank you so much
You are very welcomed. I use many of these strategies with my remedial math college students, and I trust they will prove useful to you as well.
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Thank you
You are very welcomed. My remedial math college students use many of these strategies to help them be successful when working with fractions.
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Thank you.
I still use many of these strategies with my remedial math college students who have fraction-phobia.
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I am eager to try these strategies out!
I still use them with my remedial math students at the local college where I teach.
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Thanks for this concise, informative explanation of fractions. Hoping this will help my kids master these skills, instead of feeling intimidated by fractions!
Your postive feedback is so-o-o appreciated. I use these strategies with my math remedial students on the college level, and for the firsst time, many actually can do fractions!
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I am excited to try out these fraction methods with my ELL students!
I know they will work well. I use them with my remedial math college students who finally "get" fractions.
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Great set of examples. My students often struggle with fractions and the different operations.
I love these visual ways to teach fractions. My remedial college students use these strategies all of the time. I hope they are successful for you as well.
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Perfect for reteaching!
You bet! I developed this resource to help my remedial math students (college level) to finally understand and grasp fractions. I trust you will find it to be a useful math tool.
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My students liked this as a study tool.
I am so glad your students found the activities as a useful math tool. Thanks for taking the time to comment and rate this product for me.
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The students that I tutor really liked this resource and found it very helpful
This is one item that I continually use with my remedial math students (college level), Many actually understand fractions for the first time! Thanks for your positive input.
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Very engaging and fun.
I use this to teach fractions to my remedial math college students. For the first time in their lives, many are actually able to do fraction computation!
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This is a good comprehensive resource for instruction and review.
Thank you for your positive comments. This is how I teach fractions to my rememdial math college students whom I refer to as "mathphobics".
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Great resource!
Thank you for your positive feedback. This is one of my favorite resources. When I teach fractions this way, my students actually get it!
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A great way to get students to understand operations in fractions. A lot of work here - very well organized and designed.
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Looks great! I wish my math teachers would have been creative...times have changed! That's a good thing! If I taught Math, I'd definitely use it.
Ann Marie Smith
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This is the most complete and usable, teacher friendly, kid friendly approach to presenting fractions. It is so easy, I don't know why I never thought of it before. With this approach you leave all the clutter of fractions behind and give the kids an easily understandable approach. Thanks
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Well done! Thanks!
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