A wide variety of activities, skill specific, are included in this section of articles. From basic fraction rules to working with mixed
fractions, the steps for working with fractions correctly are provided here. We all learned fractions when it was our turn in school, but sometimes it’s difficult to dredge up the correct skills when you’re helping a frustrated child.
Encourage your child to take the necessary learning risks associated with solving problems with fractions. Many times, errors lead to new learning. The links listed here can serve to guide your child in transforming their errors into new learning.
Whether your child needs to learn how to multiply, divide, add or subtract fractions, you will find what you need for him or her through the links listed here.
- Converting a Decimal to a Fraction and Fraction to a Decimal
- Fractions and Decimals on a Number Line
- Multiplying Fractions
- Multiplying Mixed Fractions
- Dividing Fractions the Easy Way
- Dividing Mixed Fractions With Examples and Resources
- Adding Mixed Fractions
- Subtracting Mixed Fractions
Targeting Grade-Level Fraction Skills
Skill-specific fraction practice according to your child’s grade level can be found here. The articles contained in this section address grade specific fraction skills from pre-k through grade 8. Use fun activities such as cooking to show your child just why we all need to learn math.
Choose the article with your child’s grade level to access specific grade-level fractions practice.
- Pre-K Fraction Practice (this is a Word template that downloads automatically)
- Grades 1 and 2: Teaching Fractions With Cooking
- Grades 3 and 4: How to Find The Least Common Denominator
- Grades 4 and 5: Comparing Fractions With Like Denominators
- Grades 5 and 6: Help With Converting Decimals to Fractions
Understanding the Fraction Challenge
Read through these articles for tips on assisting your child with fractions homework. Gain an understanding of why your child may struggle with specific problems when working with fractions. By understanding why children struggle with fractions, you will be better prepared to assist them during homework time. You will also be better able to address your child’s fears and concerns and work through fraction problems more confidently.
The helpful tips presented in the articles listed here will increase your basic understanding of your child’s apprehensions as well as increase your own knowledge of fractions. They will assist you in helping your child master the skills needed to work with fractions successfully.
- Using the Number Line
- Understanding Improper Fractions
- Understanding the Rules For Fractions
- Converting Percents to Fractions and Fractions to Percents
- How to Calculate Fractional Exponents
Tips and Strategies for Homework Success
As a parent, assisting with fraction homework may present a challenge. Instead, make it a bonding experience for you and your child as you solve problems together and seek out correct processes to complete fraction homework successfully. As the old adage goes, you’re your child’s first teacher — make it an enjoyable and rewarding experience with these tips, strategies and fraction activities found here.
Read through these articles for specific tips and guidance on helping your child overcome math phobia and succeed with fractions homework. Be prepared and knowledgeable for working with fractions while applying homework strategies to ensure your child finishes with increased confidence.
- Fractions Fun at Home
- How Parents Can Best Help With Homework
- How Parents Can Help At Home: Grade 3
- Helping With Homework and Ending The Hassle
- Homework Help for Parents
- Improving Your Child’s Math Skills at Home
- How to Study for Math
Math Success at Home for ADHD Children
Assisting with fractions homework is a challenge, but more of a challenge is assisting your ADHD child with fractions homework. Replace the frustration with accomplishment by applying the suggestions offered here.
Choose from this list of articles for specific tips and strategies when working with your ADHD child.
- Homework Help: Tips for Children With ADHD
- Homework and Children With ADHD
- Teacher Tips: Teaching Math to Students With ADHD
Math phobia is common among school-aged children. But whether the difficulty with completing fraction assignments for homework is an actual phobia or a basic lack of understanding in working with fractions, there is a way to conquer it.
Combine the following elements for fraction success:
- Apply skills for successfully helping with homework (refer to Tips and Strategies for Homework Success and Math Success at Home for ADHD Children sections)
- Use effective examples and practice during fraction homework (refer to Fraction Interaction and Targeting Grade Level Fractions Skills sections)
- Understand you child’s frustrations and learn about fractions yourself (Refer to Understanding the Fraction Challenge Section)
Combining these elements will lead to fraction success for your child, with or without ADHD. Gone are the frustrating homework sessions involving fractions.
- Author’s Own Experience