Fraction Fun!
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Nothing causes more
math anxiety among children and adults
than fractions  that is, until they get
to algebra! And when an algebra problem
contains fractions, look out!
The rules for working
with fractions can seem inconsistent and
confusing. For example, when must you
have a common denominator and why? Why
should you reduce? Since decimals and
percents are just fractions, why bother
having all three? 
Topic 
Text 
Video 
Fraction Fun Materials 
Fraction Fun Cover
* The front
cover lists the major topics:
Multiplying Fractions, Dividing
Fractions, Adding Fractions,
Subtracting Fractions, Decimals &
Percents.
* The back
cover answers the question: Why
Fraction Fun? 
2 pages 

Fraction Fun Funbook
This FunBook covers all
operations on fractions and their
close cousins  decimals and
percents  including how to
convert from one to the other and
back.
This handout starts
with the Table of Contents and
ends with the Answer Key. 
56 pages 

Fraction Fun Slides
These slides
summarize the main topics from the Funbook and are suitable for
overhead projection.
Don't miss the
Spotlighting technique for adding and
subtracting unlike fractions. 
14 pages 

Fractions 
Fraction Ops
Summary sheet of fraction
operations. Proper, Improper,
Mixed, Equivalents, Addition,
Subtraction, Multiplication,
Division. (Until the following
sections are completed, see the
Fraction Fun
Slides.) 
1 page 

What is a Fraction?
POW to create Part of Whole.
Divide across fraction bar
membrane to melt tablets into
liquids. Share food on the table.
Meet Proper, Improper, and Mixed
Number cousins. Compare Like vs.
Unlike fruit on the bottom. 


Making Equivalent Fractions
Multiply Muscles, Division Diet
Multiply Muscles to build skinny
fractions into muscular ones. Put
overweight fractions on a Division Diet
to reduce them to a trim, healthy
weight. 


Adding/Subtracting Fractions
Spotlight, Multiply Muscles, Crush
& Spotlight
Add common fruits.
Spotlight
or
Multiply Muscles to grow same
fruit beneath. Crush CommonFactor
fruit to avoid overeating. 


Multiplying Fractions
3Ms: Merge/Melt/Magnify; CommonFactor Tablet
Merge
fraction bars, Melt vertically,
Magnify across. Dissolve
CommonFactor Tablet to reduce
before magnifying. 


Dividing Fractions
Dive the Divisor, Circle the Earth
Standard Fractions: Dive the
Divisor; Complex Fractions: Circle
the Earth. 


Fraction Fence
Melt & Magnify
Melt &
Magnify several multiplied
fractions. 


Improper to
Mixed and Back
Bedtofloor,
Half Spotlight
Naughty Improper fraction jumps on
bed which crashes to floor. Shine
a half spotlight on Mixed Number
to make it behave Improperly. 


Comparing 2 Fractions:
Top Spotlight
Which is greater: 3/5 or 4/7? Can
you prove it? Shine a Top
Spotlight on them so the hungry Mouthman
(<) (>) can choose the larger one
to eat. 

6:44 minutes 
Comparing 3 or More Fractions:
Double
Top
Arrange from lowest to highest:
3/5, 4/7, 4/8. Double the tops of
each carrot and sort into the
appropriate bin. 


Decimals 
Blowing DeciBubbles
Can you
arrange the following decimals
from least to greatest: .1, .01,
.101, .0010? It's easy once you
learn to blow and
pop decibubbles! 

3:15 minutes 
Percents 
The Language of Percents
Is
1000% a lot? What
is the difference between 50% of
an item and a 50% increase in an
item? Does a 100% increase equal
or double the original amount? How
about a 200% increase? 
2 pages 


Fraction
=
Decimal
=
Percent 


Max's Fraction
Wheel
"Spin" the wheel
to convert fractions to decimals to
percents and back! (Until the
following sections are completed,
you'll find
explanations for each technique in the
Fraction Fun
Slides.) 
1 page 

Fraction to
Decimal: Rack to Deck 


Decimal to
Fraction: Sink & Sprout 


Fraction to
Percent: Heave
the Hundredth 


Percent to
Fraction: Pound the Percent 


Decimal to
Percent:
Double Dip Right 


Percent to
Decimal:
Double Dip Left 

