– How to Begin Teaching Fractions

– Talking About Halves

– A First Lesson on Fractions

– Introducing Fractions

– Discovering Fractions – Introduction

– Discovering Fractions – Part One

– Discovering Fractions – Part Two

– Fractions that Equal One

– The Four Operations with Fractions

– Reducing Fractions

– How Crazy Can You Make It?!?

– How Crazy Can You Make It?!? – Part Two

– Improper Fractions

– Number Line Fractions

– Multiplying a Whole Number by a Fraction

– Multiplying a Fraction by a Whole Number

– Comparing Fractions with Like Numerators

– Comparing Fractions Close to One

– Comparing Fractions

– Comparing Improper Fractions Close to One

– Learning About Multiples

– Least Common Multiple

– Least Common Denominator

– Fractions War

– Improper Fractions War

– Adding & Subtracting Fractions with Different Denominators

– Fractions & Missing Factors

– Subtracting a Fraction from a Mixed Number

# Tag Archives: fractions

# Adding Decimal Fractions

Once children have had extensive practice using Cuisenaire Rods to work with fraction concepts, they are ready to move on to decimal fractions. In this free math video, my daughter transfers her knowledge of adding fractions using the rods to adding decimal fractions written in decimal notation. At this point, I still have not told her any of the rules for fractions or decimals. I am letting her come to that understanding on her own. Watch carefully in these videos and you’ll see her making connections on her own.

# Number Line Fractions and Decimals

After being introduced to decimals and decimal notation, my 6-year-old was ready to try using Cuisenaire Rods to make a number line that included fractions in decimal form. It is important that children not only see fractions as parts of a whole, but also as points on a number line. This activity helps bring the 3-dimensional rods down to 2-dimensional paper.