A fraction is an expression representing a part or several equal parts of a unit. Fractions can also be expressed in decimal form.
Sample some of the following activities to learn more about fractions and decimals.
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The following are places to go (some real and some virtual) to find out about fractions and decimals.
Travel to a virtual baseball diamond to hone your skills of simplifying fractions.
Travel to the Computation Castle to learn about equivalent and improper fractions.
Visit ancient Egypt and learn about their system of fractions. Have students discuss if the Egyptian method of working with fractions is more effective or efficient than what we do today.
This site contains information, graphics and quizzes on basic concepts of fractions.
Practice multiplying fractions at a virtual math soccer field.
See the experts at AAA Math to practice your fraction skills online.
Get to know Dr. Math and send him your questions about fractions. This portion of his site is from his archived fraction and decimals page and contains previously asked questions and answers.
Hang out with Mr. Nussbaum. He has a variety of ways to hone your fraction and decimal skills.
Meet a virtual Alex Trebek and play a fraction and decimal Jeopardy game.
Meet Melvil Dewey. Nobody knows decimals like Dewey.
Practice adding, comparing, converting, dividing, multiplying, reducing, and subtracting fractions.
A complex fraction is a fraction where the numerator, denominator, or both contain a fraction. This is part of the great SOS Math site.
A compound fraction is sometimes called a mixed number. This is part of the great SOS Math site.
Find simple explanations and good illustrations of fractions concepts. This is part of the great SOS Math site.
Find everything you ever wanted to know about decimals.
Does 1/5 = 0.2, 0.4 or 0.6? Learn how to easily convert fractions to decimals.
Changing improper fractions to mixed numbers is just one of a dozen fractions topics that you can brush up on at this site.
Fresh Baked Fractions is a game to practice simplifying fractions.
Use this interactive one-person game to practice your skills while you explore relationships among fractions and ways of combining fractions.
Determine fraction equivalents from geometric shapes.
This review format will guide you easily through all operations involving simple fractions. The review will include definitions, rules, worked examples, problems, typical mistakes, answers, and step-by-step solutions. This is part of the great SOS Math site.
A fractions tutorial that models fractions with number lines or circles. Fraction games are included.
- Adler, David A. Fraction Fun. New York: Holiday House, c1996.
- Bloomberg, Jerome. Multiplication and Division of Decimals. New York : Harper's College Press, 1975.
- Cummings, Alyece B. Painless Fractions. Hauppauge, N.Y.: Barron's, c1998.
- Hein, Marilyn B. Math Phonics. Fractions: Quick Tips and Alternative Techniques for Math Mastery. Carthage, IL: Teaching & Learning Co.; c1998.
- King, Andrew. Making Fractions. Brookfield, Conn.: Copper Beech Books, 1998.
- Leedy, Loreen. Fraction Action. New York: Holiday House, c1994.
- Stienecker, David. Fractions. New York: Benchmark Books, 1996.
- Wood, Merle W. Decimals, Fractions, and Percentages for Job and Personal Use. Cincinnati, Ohio: South-Western Pub. Co., c1992