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Master Math: Elementary School Math by Kristen Gryskevich

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Chapter 5Fraction Concepts

Fractions are one of the hardest concepts for children to grasp and master. There are so many names for fractions: simplest form, improper, mixed number, equivalent, and so on. Worse, there are many steps and rules for all these different types of fractions. A child needs to have a clear grasp on fraction concepts before doing any computation or conversion. If your child is struggling to understand fractions, read on to find out how you can help.

Understanding Fraction Parts

Simply put, a fraction is a part of a whole. The top number is called the numerator and the bottom number is called the denominator. A saying that helps my students remember the parts of a fraction is, “The nurse comes in before the doctor.” This ...

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