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Fraction Help

by Marley
(Seattle)

My daughter has struggled with how to learn fractions for the last few months. She just does not seem to be able to grasp what fractions are and is becoming increasingly worried about them and now she just shuts down.

I would really like some help in how to support her to learn basic fraction skills at a 3rd grade level.
I would be extremely grateful for any advice or help!
Any suggestions?

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Fraction help
by: Crispin

Hi Marley - thanks for your question about fractions.
I think that the first thing I would do is to get your daughter to understand fractions of shapes, and what each fraction looks like as part of a shaded shape.
This should give your daughter a solid understanding of waht a fraction is in a visual way.
We have some fraction of shape worksheets here.

Alternatively you could use this online fraction of shapes program to help.

fraction matcher

Hope you find this useful!
Good luck!
Crispin

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