Helpful Fractions Resources

Confused by basic fractions? Scared of fractions? Want to learn how to add, subtract, multiply, or divide really complicated fractions? Let's start with a basic introduction to fractions. You're used to working with whole numbers such as 1, 2, 3 etc., but fractions allow you to go in between. Here are some good lessons that will introduce the concepts of fractions:

Introduction to Fractions (from the BBC)

Varnelle's Primary Math (

NRICH Introduction (

Once you've got a handle on what a fraction is, you will want to do things with fractions. It's easy enough to add 1/4 to 1/4, but how do you add 1/3 to 3/7? How do you divide fractions? Check out these lessons on performing arithmetic with fractions:

Adding Fractions (

Dividing Fractions (

Multiplying Fractions (

Adding and Subtracting Fractions (

Adding and Subtracting Fractions (

Multiplying Fractions (

Multiply and Divide Fractions (

Multiplying Simple Fractions (

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