Check out my slideshow about fractions. In it, I explain what fractions and equivalent fractions are. I also show how to compare fractions using numerator and denominator. The Area Model and number lines are used to show multiplication and division of fractions. Enjoy. Please leave a comment or suggestion. Click here for the slideshow.
I like to visualize numbers as rectangles. And why not? You can find percentages as well as work with fractions this way. Say we want to find what percent 288/360 is. We can draw two rectangles like so. Here I constructed rectangles of 36×8 and a 36×10. It just so happens that I could fit 36… Continue reading Using Rectangles to Represent Numbers
These three words are like cousins. They are related and cannot be separated from each other. To understand one, you need to understand the others. The other night I was tutoring a grade 7 student. They were learning how to find percents involving degrees of angle in a circle. One of the questions was to… Continue reading Fraction, decimals, percents
Everyone knows that there are five senses – sight, hearing, touch, taste and smell. And supposedly, if you watched the movie, there is also the sixth sense. Well, I think that there should also be a seventh sense – number sense. It is such an important sense. What you need to know about numbers. The… Continue reading All About Numbers