This free math video offers more practice in using two different ways to subtract a fraction from a mixed number. Those familiar with mental math strategies will find this very easy to pick up as it uses the same type of process. There is no need to make the mixed number into an improper fraction! That just makes more work! Leave it as a mixed number and work with the two parts separately. So much easier!
The concept in this free math video can be introduced in 1st and 2nd grade with small numbers, then increased to larger numbers as the child becomes more comfortable with multiplication of whole numbers. It’s easy when you can SEE it!
This free math video gives an activity that should be done after a child has a lot of practice using Cuisenaire Rods to represent fractions. Start out with the easier problems. Don’t move to the harder problems too quickly. Let the child lead the pace.
Manipulatives like Cuisenaire Rods help all children, but especially those with visual and kinesthetic learning styles, to grasp the math concepts that might otherwise go over their heads.