Painless Fractions

ISBN-10: 0764134396
ISBN-13: 9780764134395
Edition: 2nd 2006 (Student Manual, Study Guide, etc.)
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Description: Taking a light-hearted approach to numbers and their parts, the author, shows how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions, demonstrates how to convert them into decimals and percentages, and presents puzzles and brain ticklers that students  More...

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Book details

List price: $8.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.682

Taking a light-hearted approach to numbers and their parts, the author, shows how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions, demonstrates how to convert them into decimals and percentages, and presents puzzles and brain ticklers that students will enjoy solving. Barrons popular Painless Series of study guides for middle school and high school students offer a lighthearted, often humorous approach to their subjects, transforming details that might once have seemed boring or difficult into a series of interesting and mentally challenging ideas. Most titles in the series feature many fun-to-solve Brain Tickler problems with answers at the end of each chapter.

Laurie Hamilton is the conservator of the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia.

Bright Beginnings
Intriguing Introduction
What Is a Fraction?
Important Terms
Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions
Multiples
Factors
Reducing Fractions
Building an Equivalent Fraction
Countless Comparisons
Comparing Two Fractions
Comparing Three Fractions
Comparing Fractions, Decimals, and Percents
Magnificent Multiplication
Two Proper Fractions
Whole Numbers with Proper Fractions
Mixed Numbers
Whole Numbers with Mixed Numbers
Three or More Fractions
Dazzling Division in a Fraction of the Time
Two Proper Fractions
Two Mixed Numbers
Whole Number and Proper Fraction
Mixed Number and Whole Number
Awesome Addition
Same Super Denominator
Proper Fractions
Mixed Number and Proper Fraction
Whole Number and Mixed Number
Two Mixed Numbers
Different Delightful Denominators
Proper Fractions
Mixed Numbers
Three or More Fractions
Sparkling Subtraction
Same Super Denominator
Different Delightful Denominators
Mixed Number and Whole Number (without borrowing)
Mixed Number and Whole Number (with borrowing)
Mixed Numbers (with borrowing)
Addition-Subtraction Combo
Exceptional Exponents
Strategy and Samples
Outrageous Order of Operations
Strategy and Samples
Refreshing Ratios, Remarkable Rates, and Popular Proportions
Refreshing Ratios
Remarkable Rates
Popular Proportions
The Dreaded and Disliked Word Problems
Strategy for Word Problems-Preview, View, Do, and Review
Wordy Examples
Addition
Subtraction
Multiplication
Division
Plenty of Practice
Even More Brain Ticklers
Going on a Picnic
Puzzling Fractions #1
Puzzling Fractions #2
Puzzling Fractions #3
Fractions Resources on the Web
Index

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