Fractions worksheets! I can’t get seem to get enough!
Regular visitors know how much time and energy I’ve put into the fraction worksheets, and their answer keys represent some of the more complex work on the site. If you look at the addition and subtraction worksheets, you’ll find detailed steps that show calculations for reaching common denominators. The fraction multiplication and division worksheets demonstrate the cross cancelling operations leading to answers in their simplest form. All of these worksheets really helped get my older daughter through fractions, and I’m proud to say this is one of the scarier math topics that she has down cold.
But getting started was hard. I’m right at the fractional starting line with my younger daughter, and we needed something to begin with that visualizes exactly what a fraction means. Enter the Graphic Fraction worksheet series I posted today…
Graphic Fractions Worksheets
These worksheets make a great lead-in to the fraction operations. Let me know what you think in the comments section, and if you like them (or the rest of the site!) please consider clicking the Google “+1″ button near the top left of the page.
Happy Halloween, everyone!
The fraction worksheets, they keep going and going… and going…
An initial set of drills for converting fractions to decimals has been posted, along with worksheets for converting fractions with slightly larger denominators into decimal equivalents using long division. I keep thinking I’m near the end of the content dealing with fractions, but recent home work has included problems ordering fractions and a few other topics that seem like reasonable candidates for practice, so I may be on this topic for a while.
Beyond that, we’ve been giving the fraction multiplication, especially with cross-canceling, a bit of a workout here.
Hope everyone’s school year has been great so far. Happy practicing!
A new collection of worksheets on reducing fractions has been posted. These sheets are at several levels of difficulty and include simple reductions and reducing improper fractions to mixed numbers in the lowest form. Answer keys show the reductions in the same style as the other fraction worksheets.
I’m working on additional worksheets dealing with converting fractions to their decimal equivalents, and then I think we’ll have wrapped up the basic fractions sheets. Having hit fraction addition, subtraction, multiplication and division, we should be pretty complete for basic fraction related topics. I’ll do an overview post on all of the fraction content at that point, and then I’ll be (gladly!) moving on to a new topic area.
Going through fractions with my daughter has been tough, and thankfully something ‘clicked’ for her along the way, although frankly I’m not sure what or how. Especially for multiplication and division, it was a topic area where I struggled to get across the relationships between the numbers and not just the procedures (although I admit to repeating the phrase, “Take the reciprocal and multiply” so many times I now mumble it in my sleep.) Regardless of my bumbling efforts, my nearly-5th grader seems to have the concepts down now, and this Dad is relieved.
You can find the new worksheets are at the link below, or navigate the ‘Worksheet’ menu on the side of the page.
Worksheets for Reducing Fractions
Hope you’ve had a great summer!
New worksheets for comparing fractions have been posted at the link below, or available in the ‘Worksheets’ menu on the side of the page.
Hope everyone’s summer vacation is going great! Keep practicing!
The number of new worksheets posted has been a little slow lately, but that doesn’t mean there haven’t been a number of useful changes. The worksheets on the site have all been refreshed and I think you’ll find a number of sheets are more useful.
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