# Making Sense of Fractions

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## Description

Frustrated with fractions? They're easier than you think. Fractions have been given a bad rap. Understanding fractions is essential in math, yet too many students struggle to make sense of them. Even if students have performed well in math early in elementary school, they seem to hit a brick wall when it comes the "abstract" concepts involved with fractions. This is how Making Sense of Fractions helps. This unit challenges the long-held assumption that fractions are difficult because they're abstract. Fractions are actually more concrete and more logical than most people realize. Making Sense of Fractions helps students make these realizations, and it has a different philosophy from past approaches. This unit explains fractions in a more concrete way that makes logical sense to students (and to adults), making fractions easier to learn than before. Essential concepts include: * Simplifying Fractions * Adding Fractions * Subtracting Fractions * Multiplying Fractions * Dividing Fractions * Improper Fractions and Mixed Numbers * GCF (Greatest Common Factor) and LCM (Lowest Common Multiple)