This is a very brief one-minute video. When teaching fractions, it helps to make sure that the students have things that they can get their hands on to understand the theoretical concept of fractions. Draw a pizza to illustrate.

A great way to teach children how to use fractions is by playing games with food, such as cutting a chocolate bar into pieces. Learn about using visualizations when teaching kids about fractions with help from a state-certified teacher in this video ...on making fraction games.
Expert: Ileana Padilla-Boyd
Bio: Ileana Padilla-Boyd is the director of Bright Starts, an education service in south Florida.
Filmmaker: Paul Muller[more]

This demonstration lesson gives a story problem to use to show students how to recognize equivalent fractions. The lesson uses manipulatives to show these fractions.

Extend your understanding of fractions and decimals. Examine
terminating and non-terminating decimals. Explore ways to predict the
number of decimal places in a terminating decimal and the period of a
non-terminating decimal. Examine which fractio...ns terminate and which
repeat as decimals, and why all rational numbers must fall into one of
these categories. Explore methods to convert decimals to fractions and
vice versa. Use benchmarks and intuitive methods to order fractions.[more]

This video explains how to play a game involving decimals and fractions. The game consists of matching fractions to their equivalent fractions. (02:10)

"Certain fun games are great for learning the ins and outs of fraction word problems with unlike denominators. Learn about fun games for fraction word problems with unlike denominators with help from a high school math tutor in this free video clip."... This information is helpful for lesson preparation. (02:07)[more]

This teacher made video addresses research on teaching fractions and percentages. The practices include--give students chances to estimate with different representations at the same time, use familiar contexts students can relate to, give students op...portunities to connect various skills, allow students time, and encourage students to explain. This is a great professional development opportunity to improve math instruction in the classroom. (6:14)[more]

The presenter in this video gives helpful tips about teaching fractions and decimals. She explains cross-multiplying to figure out benchmark fractions for learners starting out with decimals. (01:56)

This short video is from Jimmy Chang, who has a master's degree in math and has been a math teacher at St. Pete College for more than eight years. How to introduce fractions. Fractions are comparisons. Mr. Chang suggests using food and money example...s for the introduction. (2:18)[more]

Continue exploring rational numbers, working with an area model for
multiplication and division with fractions, and examining operations
with decimals. Explore percents and the relationships among
representations using fractions, decimals, and per...cents. Examine
benchmarks for understanding percents, especially percents less than 10
and greater than 100. Consider ways to use an elastic model, an area
model, and other models to discuss percents. Explore some ratios that
occur in nature.[more]

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