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  • 5 years ago

how can i help my son on doing fractions finding the equivalent fraction.

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  1. anonymous
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    Do you have an example of what you want to show him. The complexity of the answer depends on the question.

  2. anonymous
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    What grade is he in?

  3. anonymous
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    he is in 4th grade

  4. anonymous
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    Is he having to add fractions like\[\frac{1}{3}+\frac{2}{5}\]?

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    it is like this 1/2 = /4

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    Okay...

  7. anonymous
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    If the numerators are related to each other in the sense that one divides the other (here, 2 divides 4), you can illustrate the problem with pictures. Take two identical strips of paper. Draw a line down the middle of both, and draw a line each in the halves of one of them. If you line the up, he should be able to see that two quarters goes into one half. If he can make a visual link first, he'll be better able to deal with what will happen next (when the numerators don't divide, as in the example I wrote above). This is because, to do the latter type of question, we end up converting each of the numerators into a common one...if he has the visual link, it will be easier for him.

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    I don't know if I explained it well enough. The site is a little limiting.

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    got it thank you so much

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    Here, this is a good clip basically doing what I said: http://www.khanacademy.org/video/equivalent-fractions?playlist=Arithmetic

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    thank you so much

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    the site in general, www.khanacademy.org, is good for demonstration on all sorts of problems.

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    thank you again

  14. anonymous
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    No problems. Hope he's fine with it.

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    he will be

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    oh ok. if you want step by step tutorials make sure you take a look at khanacademy.com under the developmental math section. it's really cool! and believe it or not bill gate's kids use it too. there are over 1700 different videos on it approx 10 minutes each on literally so many topics. its quick, easy and awesome to learn from!

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