Welcome to fractions. This is where fractions will make sense to you and become easy. It is amazing how easy fractions can be. I am so happy you are giving yourself this gift of truly understanding fractions.

These lessons will look different from what you have done before. I guarantee you that they work. Your part is to trust me that the fraction pieces are necessary—no short cuts. And just watch yourself be fantastically successful in no time.

Table of ContentsWelcome to

Fractions 1What is a fraction?

Activity 1: What is a fraction really?

Fraction Pieces

Practice 1: Explaining One Fourth

Activity 2: Explaining One Fourth again

Practice 2: Thirds

Practice 3: Can You Name Me Now?

Practice 4: What is “1”?

Practice 5: Quick Summary

3. Naming the Parts of a Fraction

Practice 6: Denominator Practice

The Meaning of Fraction Symbols

Practice 7: Getting More Familiar with Numerators and Denominators

4. Size of Fractions

Practice 8: Mixed Numbers and “Improper” Fractions

Practice 9: More Mixed Numbers and “Improper” Fractions

Practice 10: Practice with Fractions Greater and Less Than One

Practice 11: Comparing to .

Practice 12: Using as a Benchmark

Practice 13: Which Is Larger?

Practice 14: Who Is Right?

Activity 3: Order, Please

Fraction Order Set

5. Equivalent Fractions

Practice 15: Equivalent Fractions: Pizza

Equivalent Fractions: Using Algebra

Practice 16: Two Looks at Equivalent Fractions

Practice 17: More Work with Equivalent Fractions

Practice 18: Using Pictures to Find Equivalent Fractions – The Area Model

Activity 4: Finding Equivalent Fractions with Your Fraction Pieces

Practice 19: More Equivalent Fraction Practice

Activity 5: Equivalent Fraction Dominoes

6. Multiplying Fractions

Activity 6: Multiply Fractions: Tear Paper

Practice 20 Using Pictures and Algebra to Multiply Fractions

Practice 21: Multiplication Using the Algorithm

Practice 22: More Practice Multiplying Fractions

Practice 23: And Even More Practice Multiplying Fractions

7. Optional Activities

Recipe 1: German Apple Pancakes

Recipe 2: Cherry Clafouti

8. Solutions/Answers

9. Help for Helpers

Video Series

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