Finally Conquer Fractions

410 students enrolled

Learn how to effectively compute fractions without the pressure of grades, deadlines, or demanding teachers.

410 students enrolled

Created by
Laura Baggett

Last updated 7/2015

English

What Will I Learn?

- Feel comfortable working with fractions.
- Teach fractions to their children using a visual, conceptual approach.
- Multiply and divide fractions
- Simplify fractions
- Find Least Common Denominators among two or more fractions
- Add and subtract fractions
- Do all of the above using mixed numerals

Requirements

- Materials: pencil and paper.
- Prior knowledge: working with whole numbers (0, 1, 2, 3, ...).

Description

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Do fractions frighten you? Do you feel "bad at math" and wonder why others seem to understand it so easily? Are you afraid you won't be able to successfully teach your own children or help them with their homework?

If so, this is the course for you.

In a pressure-free environment, I'll talk you through the basics of working with fractions:

- What is a fraction, and why can't we just use decimals and our calculators?
- How do we multiply and divide fractions?
- How can we simplify a fraction?
- How can we find a common denominator among several fractions?
- How are fractions added to, and subtracted from, one another?
- What is a mixed numeral?

This course is geared specifically toward adults because that is my professional background, but it would also be appropriate for school-aged children. I will explain concepts using a visual approach that works particularly well for students who want to know **why** something works the way that it does.

It's time to finally conquer your fear.

Who is the target audience?

- This course is designed for adults who need a refresher on how to work with fractions. It is particularly geared toward homeschool moms, but that is not a requirement. It would also be appropriate for school-aged children who need additional help in this area of math. This would not be an appropriate course for someone looking for in-depth mathematical theory.

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