Fractions and Missing Factors

The lesson in this free math video was a little, um…rough. In hindsight, I see that I should have done several problems in a row with a numerator of one so she could get used to that idea before throwing in larger numerators. It all turned out well in the end, though, and learning to sit comfortably with confusion for a while is an important skill, in my opinion.

This type of lesson may be best done when the logic part of a child’s brain is more mature. It’s quite an abstract concept. There is no way she would have understood this without the Cuisenaire Rods as a visual.

Try this type of problem if you’re looking for a brain stretching exercise for your elementary school aged child!