Study Guide

Fractions & Decimals Introduction

Fractions & Decimals Introduction

We know. Fractions and decimals may not sound exciting. But we have great news: you're already a pro. Yep, you've been using fractions and decimals for years and years. Remember splitting up a pizza equally between 6 people? Ever been half an hour late? Ever bought something for \$2.50? That's all we're talking about here.

We'll arm you with tricks and tools to take on any fraction or decimal problem that dares to cross your path. We'll show you loads of examples along the way. And we'll also try out word problems because those are what you'll actually run into in your daily life. "Hey buddy, do you have change for a dollar?"

Fractions & Decimals Resources

Free Ride
Use gears to help explore fractions.

Vector Kids: Fractions
Students can practice visualizing fractions using fraction circles.

Find Grampy-Strict
Use fraction estimation to try to find where Grampy is hiding on the number line.

Fractions
Compare and order fractions.

Fraction Game
This activity uses various number lines to help students visualize equivalent fractions.

Melvin's Make a Match
Match the equivalent fractions.

Equivalent Fractions
Remember playing memory in kindergarten?  Now try it with fractions.

Lowest Circle
Use fraction circles to reduce fractions to lowest terms.

Fraction Rings
Use fraction rings to add fractions with unlike denominators.

This is a simple practice game of adding and subtracting fractions with mixed numbers.

Use fraction squares to add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators.

Mathsplat
This is a simple game for adding and subtracting fractions with common denominators.

Fraction Four
This game can practice adding/subtracting/multiplying/dividing/reducing fractions.

Dividing Fractions
This game isn’t much for graphics, but it has some good practice problems for dividing fractions.

Fractions Mystery Picture Game
A simple matching game that reveals a mystery picture.

Maths Online
This number line tool is helpful for ordering decimals and exploring place value.

Builder Ted
Help Builder Ted climb his ladder by placing the decimals in the proper order.

Combine decimals to help repair a railroad.

Decimals Jeopardy Game
Practice all your skills with Decimal Jeopardy.

Dividing Decimals
There are not many games to help with dividing decimals, but this site offers a bunch of practice problems.

Onions Practice Problems
This is a fun game to practice using decimals while shopping. 