Painless Fractions

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This book shows students how to play many different fascinating numbers games, such as Dazzling Division of fractions, which makes numbers grow larger when they are divided! Painless Fractions is filled with intriguing "Brain Ticklers" and complemented with humorous illustrations. Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover most subjects taught on middle school and high school levels, and are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing—or in some cases, just plain boring. ...
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Overview


This book shows students how to play many different fascinating numbers games, such as Dazzling Division of fractions, which makes numbers grow larger when they are divided! Painless Fractions is filled with intriguing "Brain Ticklers" and complemented with humorous illustrations. Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover most subjects taught on middle school and high school levels, and are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusing—or in some cases, just plain boring. Painless Series authors, all of them experienced educators, are experts at clearing up aspects of their subjects that students are likely to find confusing. These books also perk up students' interest by emphasizing the attention-catching ways in which the subjects can be put to practical use. Most Painless Series titles take a light-hearted approach to their subjects, and all of them present fun-to-solve challenges with puzzles, games, and "Brain Tickler" problems. Although Painless Series titles are written primarily for middle school and high school students, older students and adults who need to refresh their skills will also find these books extremely helpful.

NEW BONUS FEATURE: Printed inside each new title is a code that gives kids FREE access to subject-related apps. They're arcade games themed to match each book's Painless subject. The apps can be downloaded on any iPhone, iTouch, iPad, or Android device.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781438000008
  • Publisher: Barron's Educational Series, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/1/2012
  • Series: Painless Series
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 264
  • Sales rank: 142,374
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Tantalizing Table of Contents:

  • • Introduction

  • Chapter One: Reading Attitudes and

    • Patterns

    • Bright Beginnings

  • Chapter One: Intriguing Introduction

    • What Is a Fraction?

    • Important Terms

    • Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions

    • Multiples

    • Factors

    • Reducing Fractions

    • Building an Equivalent Fraction

  • Chapter Two: Countless Comparisons

    • Comparing Two Fractions

    • Comparing Three Fractions

    • Comparing Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

  • Chapter Three: Magnificent Multiplication

    • Two Proper Fractions

    • Whole Numbers with Proper Fractions

    • Mixed Numbers

    • Whole Numbers with Mixed Numbers

    • Three or More Fractions

  • Chapter Four: Dazzling Division in a

    • Fraction of the Time

    • Two Proper Fractions

    • Two Mixed Numbers

    • Whole Number and Proper Fraction

    • Mixed Number and Whole Number

  • Chapter Five: Awesome Addition

    • Same Super Denominator

    • Proper Fractions

    • Mixed Number and Proper Fraction

    • Whole Number and Mixed Number

    • Two Mixed Numbers

    • Different Delightful Denominators

    • Proper Fractions

    • Mixed Numbers

    • Three or More Fractions

  • Chapter Six: Sparkling Subtraction

    • Same Super Denominator

    • Different Delightful Denominators

    • Mixed Number and Whole Number

    • (without borrowing)

    • Mixed Number and Whole Number

    • (with borrowing)

    • Mixed Numbers (with borrowing)

    • Addition-Subtraction Combo

  • Chapter Seven: Exceptional Exponents

    • Strategy and Samples

  • Chapter Eight: Outrageous Order of

    • Operations

    • Strategy and Samples

  • Chapter Nine: Refreshing Ratios,

    • Remarkable Rates, and

    • Popular Proportions

    • Refreshing Ratios

    • Remarkable Rates

    • Popular Proportions

  • Chapter Ten: The Dreaded and

    • Disliked Word Problems

    • Strategy for Word Problems—Preview, View, Do,

    • and Review

    • Wordy Examples

    • Addition

    • Subtraction

    • Multiplication

    • Division

  • Chapter Eleven: Plenty of Practice

    • Even More Brain Ticklers

    • Going on a Picnic

    • Puzzling Fractions #1

    • Puzzling Fractions #2

    • Puzzling Fractions #3

    • Incorrect Solutions

    • Word Search

  • Chapter Twelve: Family Activities

    • with Fractions

    • Family Activities with Fractions

    • Sorting Objects

    • Pizza

    • Marbles or Candy

    • Money

    • Time and the Clock

    • Folding Paper

    • Measuring Spoons and Cups

    • Recipe

    • Picnic

    • Shopping

    • The Ruler

    • In the House

    • Amusement Park

  • Appendix: Fractions Resources

    • on the Web

  • Index
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