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

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.