# Category: Fractions

## How to Divide Fractions (like ½ ÷ ¼) with Free Online Tutoring in Math

Dividing  fractions, like ½ ÷ ¼, can be very confusing.  Why is the answer BIGGER than 1/2 and 1/4?  Shouldn’t the answer be smaller if you’re dividing?  When children are taught to illustrate a mathematical model, they can easily see why ½ ÷ ¼ gives you a bigger answer.  Unless children are taught to illustrate …

## How to Multiply Fractions (like 2/3 x 1/4) with Free Online Tutoring in Math

Multiplying  fractions, like 2/3 x 1/4, can be very confusing.  Why is the answer SMALLER than 2/3 and 1/4?  Shouldn’t the answer be bigger if you’re multiplying?  When children are taught to illustrate a mathematical model, they can easily see why 2/3 x 1/4 gives you a smaller product.  Unless children are taught to illustrate …

## How to Divide Fractions (like 6 ÷ ¾ ) with Free Online Tutoring in Math

Dividing a whole number by a fraction, like 6 ÷ ¾ can be very confusing.  Why is the answer BIGGER than 6?  Shouldn’t the answer be smaller if you’re dividing?  When children are taught to illustrate a mathematical model, they can easily see why 6 ÷ ¾ is bigger than 6.  Unless children are taught …

## How to Multiply Fractions (like 2/3 x 5 ) with Free Online Tutoring in Math

Multiplying a whole number by a fraction, like 2/3 x 5 can be very confusing.  Why is the answer smaller than 5?  Shouldn’t the answer be bigger if you’re multiplying?  When children are taught to illustrate a mathematical model, they can easily see why 2/3 x 5 is smaller than 5.  Unless children are taught …

## How to Subtract Fractions that are Mixed Numbers (like 3 & 3/4 – 2 & 5/6) with Free Online Tutoring in Math

Subtracting fractions that are mixed numbers (like 3 & 3/4 – 2 & 5/6 ) can be very confusing.  Unless children are taught to illustrate the subtractions of the fractions, they often never fully understand what is happening with the fractions.  This leaves children with a limited understanding, which can be frustrating and confusing as …

## How to Add Fractions that are Mixed Numbers (like 2 & 3/4 + 3 & 5/6 ) with Free Online Tutoring in Math

Adding fractions that are Mixed Numbers (like 2 & 3/4 + 3 & 5/6 ) can be very confusing.  Unless children are taught to illustrate the addition of the fractions, they often never fully understand what is happening with the fractions.  This leaves children with a limited understanding, which can be frustrating and confusing as …

## How to Subtract Fractions with Unlike Denominators (like 2/3 – 1/4) with Free Online Tutoring in Math

Subtracting fractions with unlike denominators, like 2/3 + 1/4 can be very confusing.  Unless children are taught to illustrate the subtraction of the fractions, they often never fully understand what is happening with the fractions.  This leaves children with a limited understanding, which can be frustrating and confusing as they enter higher levels of mathematics. …

## How to Add Fractions with unlike denominators (like 2/3 + 3/4 ) with Free Online Tutoring in Math

How to add fractions with unlike denominators is a dynamic tool for learning fractions.  This is the fourth article in a series of eleven.  Each article is a complete lesson on fractions.  In this article your child will learn how to illustrate the addition of fractions that have unlike denominators.  By creating mathematical models, your …

## How to Subtract Fractions (like 8/9 – 4/9 ) with Free Online Tutoring in Math

How to subtract fractions will help your child learn fractions with a deeper level of understanding.  This is the third article in a series of eleven.  Each article is a complete lesson on fractions.  In this article your child will learn how to illustrate the subtraction of fractions.  By creating mathematical models, your child will …

## How to Add Fractions (like 4/7 + 3/7 ) with Free Online Tutoring in Math

How to add fractions is a FREE online tutorial for understanding fractions. This is the second article in a series of eleven.  Each article is a complete lesson on fractions.  In this article your child will learn how to illustrate the addition of fractions.  By creating mathematical models, your child will gain a deeper and …