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Painless Fractions

ISBN-10: 0764104454

ISBN-13: 9780764104459

Edition: 1998

Authors: Alyece Cummings

List price: $8.95
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Just about everybody knows that fractions are parts of a whole number--but how many of us remember the difference between a numerator and a denominator? Or know quite what to do with them? Painless Fractions was written especially for middle-school students, but can be helpful to just about everybody. (Let's face it: we all make occasional mistakes with fractions.) The author takes a light-hearted approach to teaching fractions. She defines all terms, then demonstrates the correct methods of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions, and shows how to convert them into decimals. Puns, puzzles, and "brain ticklers" add an element of fun to the process of mastering fractions. There are answers to all questions, and plenty of good advice for avoiding pitfalls when calculating with fractions.
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Book details

List price: $8.95
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
Publication date: 7/1/1998
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 211
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Bright Beginnings
Intriguing Introduction
What Is a Fraction?
Important Terms
Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions
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
The Dreaded and Disliked Word Problems
Strategy for Word Problems--Preview, View, and Review
Wordy Examples
Refreshing Ratios, Remarkable Rates, and Popular Proportions
Refreshing Ratios
Remarkable Rates
Popular Proportions
Exceptional Exponents
Strategy and Samples
Outrageous Order of Operations
Strategy and Samples
Plenty of Practice
Even More Brain Ticklers
Puzzling Fractions #1
Puzzling Fractions #2
Puzzling Fractions #3