Our son is learning fractions at school. He’s finding them a little challenging, so I’ve been trying to help him. On one hand, my math knowledge still seems to be sufficient at his level. On the other, I don’t remember doing this stuff like he does it at school.
I found a couple links that will hopefully be helpful to him (well, aside from the examples I worked through with him, some artful diagrams with blocks, and loads of patience), so I thought I’d share them –
- Adding Fractions is a pretty simple site that uses pizzas to explain how to add fractions. I was really pleased to see that “my” method is the same as this one.
- Khan Academy has a wealth of awesome resources for kids. The lesson on “Adding fractions with unlike denominators (video) | Khan Academy” seems like a great example. This one has a handy video.
I also found the Khan Academy videos on YouTube (also worthwhile if you just want the videos):
Kids these days have such awesome resources available … (and, thankfully, so do we parents!)Featured image by Dawid Małecki
What do you think?