Articles within this series on Fractions:

- How to do fractions, Free Online Tutoring in Math for Understanding Fractions
- How to Add Fractions (like 4/7 + 3/7 )
- How to Subtract Fractions (like 8/9 – 4/9 )
- How to Add Fractions with Unlike Denominators (like 2/3 + 3/4 )
- How to Subtract Fractions with Unlike Denominators (like 2/3 – 1/4)
- How to Add Fractions that are Mixed Numbers (like 2 & 3/4 + 3 & 5/6 )
- How to Subtract Fractions that are Mixed Numbers (like 3 & 3/4 – 2 & 5/6)
- How to Multiply Fractions (like 2/3 x 5 )
- How to Divide Fractions (like 6 ÷ ¾ )
- How to Multiply Fractions (like 2/3 x 1/4)
- How to Divide Fractions (like ½ ÷ ¼)

Solving problems that deal with fractions is simple when you develop a concrete understanding. I have had incredible results with with the students in my class! The strategies taught within this article work with children who have ADHD, Dyslexia, and other learning disabilities. Virtually every one of my students who has learned the strategies within this HOW TO DO FRACTIONS article has passed the standards based assessment for adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions.

###### I have scaffold the problems in each lesson.

The first problem in this article is a “**Watch Me**” problem. The second is a “**Work with Me**” problem. All the rest are “**On Your Own**” problems.

*If your child needs a bit more support, they should complete the “**On Your Own**” problems as a “**Work with Me**” problem. I have a number of students with gaps in their learning and others with a variety of learning disabilities. I have had incredible success, by having those students complete 5 to 7 problems within each lesson as a “**Work with Me**” problem. They play a bit of the video, then pause it and copy, then watch a bit more, pause it and copy. My students Play – Pause – and Copy until the entire problem is solved. This is like having a **personal tutor working through each and every problem with your child**. Every one of my students who has used this strategy has passed the Common Core Proficiency Exam.

### How to Subtract Fractions that are Mixed Numbers

Online Tutoring in Math: Challenge 1

Watch Me

**Slow Moving Sloth**

You are on vacation in the rain forest of South America. You discover a slow sloth clawing across the ground. He is headed for a large tree 3 & 3/4 yards away. You watch his slow progress as he moves one foot in front of the other. After a full minute the slow sloth has only traveled 2 & 5/6 yards.

How much further does your slow moving sloth have to travel before he reaches his tree?

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###### Press PLAY and Watch this Free Tutoring for Math Video below. Then copy these strategies into your notes!

### How to Subtract Fractions that are Mixed Numbers

Online Tutoring in Math: Challenge 2

Work With Me

**Hungry Octopus**

You are part of the Junior Marine Biology Club of America. Your Club is scuba diving off the coast of Monterey California. You observe an octopus eating clams. There are 2 & 2/3 clams hidden in the sand. The octopus finds and eats 1 & 4/5 of the clams.

How many clams does the Hungry Octopus have left to eat?

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###### Gather your materials and press PLAY. We’ll solve this problem together, while you watch the math tutorial video below.

## Do your children get frustrated when they make a mistake?

We all make mistakes. As a matter of fact, making mistakes is an essential part of the learning process. This is why at the end of each of the following “**On Your Own**” challenges I encourage children to fix their mistakes. Finding and fixing your own mistake is the fastest way to learn.

### How to Subtract Fractions that are Mixed Numbers

Online Tutoring in Math: Challenge 3

On Your Own

**Carrot Chomping Horse**

You have wanted a horse of your own for as long as you can remember. You have saved and saved. Finally, you have enough money for your horse. She is a beautiful mare and she loves chomping on carrots. You buy 2 & 7/9 carrots for her. She chomps away 1 & 2/3 of the carrots.

How many carrots are left?

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###### Once you complete the problem – Hit PLAY on the math tutorial video below. Good Luck!

### How to Subtract Fractions that are Mixed Numbers

Online Tutoring in Math: Challenge 4

On Your Own

Snowy Owl

A beautiful snowy owl has moved into a tree behind your house. She has three baby owls that recently hatched and are growing fast. The mother owl has killed 3 & 1/2 mice. Her baby owls eat 2 & 5/8 of the mice.

How many more mice do the baby owls have to eat?

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###### Once you complete the problem – Hit PLAY on the math tutorial video below. Good Luck!

### How to Subtract Fractions that are Mixed Numbers

Online Tutoring in Math: Challenge 5

On Your Own

**Burger Eating Panda**

You just made friends with a red panda. He is totally cute, but a little messy. His favorite food is hamburger. You take him to In & Out Burger and order 2 & 2/3 burgers. He eats 1 & 5/7 burger in about 8-seconds.

How many burgers does your Burger Eating Panda have left to eat?

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###### Once you complete the problem – Hit PLAY on the math tutorial video below. Good Luck!

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