Painless Fractions

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Taking a light-hearted approach to numbers and their parts, the author, shows how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions, demonstrates how to convert them into decimals and percentages, and presents puzzles and "brain ticklers" that students will enjoy solving.

• Barron's popular Painless Series of study guides for middle school and high school students offer a lighthearted, often humorous approach to their subjects, transforming details that might once have seemed ...

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Overview


Taking a light-hearted approach to numbers and their parts, the author, shows how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions, demonstrates how to convert them into decimals and percentages, and presents puzzles and "brain ticklers" that students will enjoy solving.

• Barron's popular Painless Series of study guides for middle school and high school students offer a lighthearted, often humorous approach to their subjects, transforming details that might once have seemed boring or difficult into a series of interesting and mentally challenging ideas. Most titles in the series feature many fun-to-solve "Brain Tickler" problems with answers at the end of each chapter.

Defines and demonstrates fractions and the terms associated with them, explaining how to add, subtract, and multiply them and providing advice for avoiding pitfalls in working with them.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781417751440
  • Publisher: Demco Media
  • Publication date: 8/1/2006
  • Series: Painless Series
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 223
  • Age range: 12 - 18 Years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.80 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents


Bright Beginnings     ix
Intriguing Introduction     1
What Is a Fraction?     3
Important Terms     4
Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions     5
Multiples     7
Factors     10
Reducing Fractions     15
Building an Equivalent Fraction     18
Countless Comparisons     31
Comparing Two Fractions     33
Comparing Three Fractions     35
Comparing Fractions, Decimals, and Percents     36
Magnificent Multiplication     45
Two Proper Fractions     47
Whole Numbers with Proper Fractions     49
Mixed Numbers     50
Whole Numbers with Mixed Numbers     52
Three or More Fractions     53
Dazzling Division in a Fraction of the Time     59
Two Proper Fractions     62
Two Mixed Numbers     63
Whole Number and Proper Fraction     64
Mixed Number and Whole Number     65
Awesome Addition     71
Same Super Denominator     73
Proper Fractions     73
Mixed Number and Proper Fraction     74
Whole Number and Mixed Number     74
Two Mixed Numbers     75
Different Delightful Denominators     77
Proper Fractions     78
Mixed Numbers     79
Three or More Fractions     81
Sparkling Subtraction     87
Same Super Denominator     89
Different Delightful Denominators     89
Mixed Number and Whole Number (without borrowing)     92
Mixed Number and Whole Number (with borrowing)     92
Mixed Numbers (with borrowing)     94
Addition-Subtraction Combo     98
Exceptional Exponents     105
Strategy and Samples     107
Outrageous Order of Operations     115
Strategy and Samples     117
Refreshing Ratios, Remarkable Rates, and Popular Proportions     129
Refreshing Ratios     131
Remarkable Rates     139
Popular Proportions     146
The Dreaded and Disliked Word Problems     161
Strategy for Word Problems-Preview, View, Do, and Review     163
Wordy Examples     165
Addition     165
Subtraction     166
Multiplication     167
Division     168
Plenty of Practice      179
Even More Brain Ticklers     181
Going on a Picnic     190
Puzzling Fractions #1     191
Puzzling Fractions #2     192
Puzzling Fractions #3     194
Fractions Resources on the Web     215
Index     219
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