Sept. 5, 2010
-- One of the trickiest math topics is Fractions. Ask any teacher who has ever taught it and they will tell you how much trouble students have, in general, mastering this concept--whether they are identifying fractions, simplifying or adding/substracting them, many , many students just don't get it.
So what is a teacher to do? One of the many ways to help teach fractions is to use engaging visual demonstrations and tutorials . The latter web page has some great worksheets and visualizers(
to help show students what fractions are.
But after you've gone through teaching and showing what a fraction is, students really need to practice using them, and 2 new online fraction games (http://themathgames.com/
are here to make that task fun and engaging . All 4 fraction games are fun, but the 2 newest additions ("Fraction Frenzy 4" and "Equivalent Fraction Frenzy") are time based and have several difficulty levels so both your most struggling students and your better students should find the games stimulating.