 # Fractions for Beginners : with Bonus Quiz

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Fun with Fractions is the simple guide to mastering fractions. What if your child could learn fractions without feeling confused or bored? Jack Anderson presents this easy-to-follow guide that solves fractions problems step-by-step. Based on collaborative research with math teachers, this guide provides a concrete foundation in fractions.Introduction to FractionsFun with Fractions QuizIntroduction to Fractions is an ideal lesson for the student who needs help with fractions. It is also a good review for the student who has already been introduced to fractions but needs a refresher on basic concepts. Each lesson builds on the information presented in the previous section. With careful study, the student comes away with a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts and how they relate to each other.The first section introduces the fraction as a number that expresses part of a whole. With colorful illustrations, the student visualizes shaded parts of a circle and a rectangle as parts of a whole. The next section explains how to classify fractions as proper, improper and mixed. Examples are provided with step by step explanations on how to write improper fraction as mixed numbers.The section on equivalent fractions begins with the definition and examples of how these fractions are related to each other. Sample problems show the student how to find equivalent fractions by multiplying the numerator and denominator by the same nonzero whole number.One way to express a fraction's equivalent form is to find the simplest form of that fraction. Sample problems and solutions provide step by step guidance. Terms such as the greatest common factor are defined to help the student find the simplest form.The lesson concludes by showing the student how to express a fraction as a decimal. Examples and solutions show how to express the simplest form of a fraction in decimal form and how to find the equivalent fraction of a decimal. Fun with Fractions QuizFun, Illustrated Quiz with Multiple Choice Questions and Step-by-Step Answers and ExplanationsAn illustrated quiz that tests the fundamental knowledge of fractions. Ideal for the student who needs an engaging review. Allows the student and teacher to quickly identify areas that require more practice. Includes word problems that reinforce these concepts: -Converting fractions to decimals-Converting decimals to fractions-Identifying the numerator and denominator in a mixed or proper fraction-Finding equivalent fractions-Simplifying fractionsThe answer key provides a step-by-step guide that also explains terms (common factor and greatest common factor) that the student needs to know in order to solve the problem.Problems test knowledge of basic concepts such as the common factor and greatest common factor. These concepts are the keys to understanding how to simplify fractions. Once the student understands how to simplify fractions, learning equivalent fractions becomes less difficult.The concepts illustrated in the quiz build on the fundamentals of fractions. Understanding a fraction as part of a whole, understanding that part of a whole can be expressed as either a decimal or a fraction and the relationship between a fraction and decimal.