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Math terms – learning with humor

August3

“There is a fine line between a Numerator and Denominator but only a fraction of people will find it funny!” How can you tell the difference between a Numerator and Denominator? Answer: make up something silly. For example, the Denominator starts with a “D”, so it is the “down” part of a fraction. Or, there […]

When dividing by a fraction the answer gets bigger?

July13

That’s right. Here is a typical problem that asks you to divide a number by a fraction: Think of it this way – how many halves are there in 30? Answer: Well, there will be 60 halves in 30. So the answer will be 60 + 10 = 70. Note that we do the division […]

What fraction of the square is the pink triangle?

April27

Using your knowledge of Areas, work out what fraction the pink triangle is of the square (answer soon in post support):

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Fractions the Wacky Way

May29

Students often struggle with combining different fractions. This technique is a good quick way to learn how to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions and it certainly helped my students work out some quite complex fractions: There are many other “Wacky” ways of doing Maths (but I would not recommend them all) which may help […]

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Test your fractions…

January30

This is a good online challenge to test your Fractions knowledge (you can even send your results to your teacher!). The goal is to match the given fraction to the choice of decimals. There are several levels.

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Get your lasers ready – Refraction Begins!

October29

Refraction is an online puzzle game for teaching fractions – aimed at Primary but suitable for Junior High. The game is not obviously a lesson in fractions, but requires knowledge of fractions to succeed. In Refraction, the player must partition lasers in order to power spaceships containing various animals who have gotten stuck in space, […]

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