# Fraction

Fraction additon can be made interesting , easy and fun using this worksheet.

## Making Sense of Adding Unlike Fractions

Nothing makes as much sense to a student as his or her own reasoning. And that is why a math class should give students the time and careful facilitation that enables this. The problem at hand was 4/3 + 5/2. Here is an account of a class in which this problem was tackled by students who had understood the need/reason for fractions to be of the same size i.e., to have the same denominators so as to be able to add them easily. However, they had not yet arrived at any particular method to achieve this.

## Visual Method for Fraction Multiplication

Paper folding techniques have been successfully used to demonstrate multiplication of proper fractions in the classroom. This article may be used to make sense of the same techniques when applied to improper fractions. The problem at hand is to investigate how a product such as 3/2 x 4/3 may be demonstrated by paper folding.

## Confuse the child first and then let her discover solutions

The denominator in a fraction is a stumbling block for every first time learner. 3 is bigger than 2. But 1 upon 3 is smaller than 1 upon 2. Try explaining this to a child! Rupesh Gesota in his blog didn't try that. Rather he led the child into a trap of confusion knowingly!
Sharing the conversation that he jotted down on his blog.

## Weekend Activities Geometric Series with Paper Cutting

A square paper comes handy when it comes to exploring geometric series & addition of fractions. Try this today.

## How do you Divide a Strip into Equal Fifths?

How can a simple series of folds on a strip of paper be a mathematical exercise? The article, by Shiv Gaur,  describes not only the how but also the why…..based on Fujimoto’s Approximation Method.

## Getting Physical – with numbers!

Here are some innovative number activities for children that will make them work physically and mentally. And while they are at it, they will be having a lot of fun!

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