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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.

Feb05

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

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 […]

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Jan05

Homogeneous and Heterogeneous Fractions

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 […]

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Dec18

How to Simplify Fractions with Examples

How to Simplify Fractions with Examples

In today’s post, we are going to learn about the different methods we can use to simplify fractions, as well as a trick that is essential to simplification. We will also see some examples of activities that children solve during their Smartick sessions. What is Simplifying Fractions? Simplifying a fraction is reducing the numerator and […]

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Dec01

Using Mixed Numbers to Represent Improper Fractions

Using Mixed Numbers to Represent Improper Fractions

In today’s post we’re going to learn about mixed numbers, which are much easier to interpret than the improper fractions they represent. We’re going to look at some examples of the exercises and problems that you can work on in Smartick and the types of numbers that you can work on in these activities. You’ll be able to do them […]

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Nov20

Singapore Bar Model and Percentages

Singapore Bar Model and Percentages

In today’s post, we’re going to look at percentages through the Singapore bar model. To define a part of a whole, we can use a fraction, but we can also use a percentage. The whole divides into 100 equal parts, therefore each part is 1/100 of the whole or 1%.  Let’s look at an example of […]

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Nov06

Understanding the Division of Fractions

Understanding the Division of Fractions

Today we’re going to learn how to perform a division of fractions using the very definition of division as the inverse operation of multiplication. This way we don’t need to use the more known methods that we’ve already seen in the post about Dividing fractions. You might know how to use those methods, but without knowing […]

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Oct18

Adding Fractions with the Visual Aid of Rectangles

Adding Fractions with the Visual Aid of Rectangles

In today’s post, we’re going to look at an example of how to add fractions. Fractions might seem boring, but, just like anything mathematical, once you understand them they become easy and fun! To help us explain adding fractions, we’re going to use a resource that we’ve recently developed for the Smartick platform. We think you’ll find […]

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