# Fractions or Rational Number?

Welcome to my fractions access page. Here you will find all the information you need to tutor your elementary grade

student, so they can master these very important numbers. Fractions were not created to make your life or that of your

kid miserable. They exist to identify the numbers that lie in between the intigers on the number line.

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So let's start at the very beginning.  Fraction or Rational Number?  In fact, they are one in the same.  Now that common piece of confusion is out of the way, let's get going with what you and your child will have to accomplish.

We start our journey by exploring fraction concepts. When doing this, we will make use of fraction manipulatives.

You have your choice of Fraction Strips, Fraction Bars or Fraction Circles.
These are free and printable for your use.

When the concept of a fraction is fully grasped, it will then be time to move on to adding fractions, subtracting fractions, multiplying fractions and dividing fractions.

To complete many of these your child must understand proper fractions, improper fractions as well as being confident in simplifying fractions, comparing fractions, ordering fractions and dealing with mixed numbers.

We will finish up this section with some applications of these numbers, by learning how to convert fractions and what the highest common factor and lowest common multiple are.

All along the way, I offer you free printable fraction worksheets and fraction manipulatives that you can offer your child.  This way, they will get the practice they need to truly master rational numbers.

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