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# I want to learn about: Number & Operations – Fractions

Content about fractions in elementary mathematics. Exercises, tutorials, problems, and teaching resources for fractions in elementary. Here you will find posts about fractions to make learning mathematics easier and more fun. ido generado sobre fracciones de matemáticas de primaria.

Mar16

## Equivalent Fractions on a Number Line

Today we are going to learn how to solve activities related to the representation of fractions on a number line and the amplification and simplification of fractions. To do this we need to use equivalent fractions. It is easy to represent a fraction on a number line when it is divided into the same number […]

Jul29

## Do You Know What an Equivalent Fraction Is?

Do you know what an equivalent fraction is? We have written about equivalent fractions many times on the blog: Equivalent Fractions Practice with Examples of Equivalent Fractions Examples of Equivalent Fractions Today, we are going to start by investigating the etymology, or meaning, of the word ”equivalent.” Let’s split the word in two: equi – […]

Apr29

## Multiplication of Fractions with an Area Model

In today’s post, we are going to see how to use an area model to solve a multiplication problem with fractions. This methodological strategy is very effective to show our students an operation that is very complicated to visualize. Teachers usually make an effort to support their explanations with manipulatives and visuals, because if they […]

Apr16

## Using the Number Line to Compare Fractions

In previous posts, we’ve learned how to place different numbers on the number line. Today we’re going to learn how to represent fractions on a number line. This is very useful when we need to compare them. Fractions with the same denominator As we know, it’s easy to compare fractions with the same denominator. In these cases, […]

Feb05

## Adding and Subtracting Fractions: Why Do They Need the Same Denominator?

Today we’re going to find out why, when we’re adding and subtracting fractions, they need to have the same denominator. If you didn’t already know, when we’re adding and subtracting fractions, they must be homogeneous. You can read more about homogeneous and heterogeneous fractions in this post. It’s really easy to understand using visual aids, which we’ll take […]

Jan05

## Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Fractions

In today’s post we’re going to introduce a very important concept related to solving operations with fractions: homogeneous and heterogeneous fractions. To start off, we’re going to go over the the terms that make up a fraction.The term that indicates the number of parts we divide the unit into is called the DENOMINATOR. The term that […]