Teaching Fractions is sometimes easier said than done, as I'm sure many of you parents and teachers might agree. Fractions tend to be an area of math where kids first start having trouble!
In the figure on the right, 1 out of 4 of the small squares are shaded, so we say the fraction that is shaded is one-fourth. |
Having students just memorize a bunch of rules won't help them understand the why or how of fractions! But once they understand the why and how, they'll be able to truly take their math learning to a whole other level.
In the figure on the right, 3 out of 4 of the small squares are shaded, so we say the fraction that is shaded is three-fourths. |
In the figure on the right, 2 out of 5 of the circles are shaded, so we say the fraction that is shaded is two-fifths. |
Fractions tend to be an area of math where kids first start having trouble! Not a good thing, since one negative experience for many children, affects their perception of math and their math performance going forward.
Teaching fractions is easier and fun with lots of hands-on fraction activities, fraction games, and fraction lessons.
So one of the best ways to help students master fractions is to give them lots of opportunities to practice fractions in fun and supportive learning environment. And having a variety of creative and fun fraction activities will help to make the learning fun.