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SilverClaw
June 1st, 2007, 02:27 AM
That deals with fractions ... more then just worksheets but actually explains the basics? Cloeys textbook does not explain the parts of a fraction at all and well does not have much in the way of practice then goes right into decimals.... so any help would be appreciated. :)

RoseKitten
June 1st, 2007, 02:29 AM
What do you mean by "basics"? I might be able to help if you'd like me to try... but I don't know of any sites offhand.

SilverClaw
June 1st, 2007, 02:58 AM
ok what I am looking for is a site that can help a child know their math vocabulary and be able to identify what the numerator is and what the denominator is. also I am looking for information about adding common denominators and oh ya this is for a grade 3 level .

ETA: now I have found some worksheets but still need the other information.

ladyalpha
June 1st, 2007, 04:38 PM
I don't know if this is what your looking for, but it explains what numerators and denominators are in an easy to understand way. Although it is done pretty quickly the child is given a chance to figure out answers on their own, then the child scrolls over an area to see if they were correct.
Then it goes on to teach all the different ways of working with fractions..adding/subtracting/dividing/etc.
http://www.coolmath4kids.com/fractions/

I didn't go through the entire site, so I am not sure how interesting each of the other areas are, but it is supposed to be done in a way that is easy to understand to children and in a fun way for them.
Hope it helps some.

SilverClaw
June 1st, 2007, 06:24 PM
ladyalpha THANK YOU !! Page 2 under the first section is EXACLTY what I was looking for many thanks :D And now off I go to share this with Cloey :boing:

ladyalpha
June 1st, 2007, 06:45 PM
Your very welcome Hymnia. I'm glad I could help. I may have to go through the site myself as I don't remember how to do some of the things. lol Math was never my strong point. Thankfully kids now have the ability to find websites that can explain things in ways they can actually grasp. That held me back in math while in school, teachers could not seem to word things in a manner that I could understand so all the numbers and formulas just got jumbled up in my head and I got lost and frustrated.
On the plus side to that though is that I have learned tricks to things through the years and I can give my kids alternate ways of wording things but yet still teach the same thing.

I wish Cloey luck with learning fractions and hopefully she will retain it later on in life. :)

PeleRising
June 11th, 2007, 08:21 PM
Im glad you found what you were looking for. I was going to suggest Enchantedlearning.com , in particular this page Fractions (http://http://www.enchantedlearning.com/math/fractions/) We have used a lot of stuff from that site... it helped when we were studying volcanoes, nutrition ... as well as studying our state.

We used Saxon Math this year for our 4th grader... we really liked the program and will be using it again next year.

Fairy_Princess
June 11th, 2007, 08:23 PM
Here ya go! (http://www.aaamath.com/fra.html)

SilverClaw
June 12th, 2007, 12:10 AM
Your very welcome Hymnia. I'm glad I could help. I may have to go through the site myself as I don't remember how to do some of the things. lol Math was never my strong point. Thankfully kids now have the ability to find websites that can explain things in ways they can actually grasp. That held me back in math while in school, teachers could not seem to word things in a manner that I could understand so all the numbers and formulas just got jumbled up in my head and I got lost and frustrated. ....

I wish Cloey luck with learning fractions and hopefully she will retain it later on in life. :)
Thank you I was held back in Math twice once in grade 2 and then 10 cause of the way the teacher was doing things ( work at your own pace) and when I had problems I could not get his help so I got left behind and as a result did not pass.

And Cloey whipped through the fractions section easily, at least the part she is to know for her grade level. And we have been working on basics with decimals adding and subtracting and she should be finished with that tomorrow.

The one thing Cloey is having problems with is the trading/borrowing rules for subtracting so we are working with her on that.

As for Enchantedlearning.com yep I have been there but need a subscription. So I was not able to get much from it.

And thanks Fairy_Princess for that link :)

Lyrien
June 12th, 2007, 10:18 PM
My favorite math resource is this one (http://www.redmond.k12.or.us/mccall/renz/mathsites.htm).

There is something there for any lesson or learning style.