summer94

02-21-2014, 06:01 PM

Alright mathies...

I am having a really hard time with Tyler (ds12) and his fractions.

He is having most trouble with mixed numbers and turning those into improper fractions and vise verse. He can do his math facts just fine and can do more complicated things like order of operations (long ones in his head!) and I think he's pretty good at geometry type problems, but for some reason, fractions totally stump him.

He's a whiz at all other math (except for word problems, but that's a comprehension issue), but not fractions, we've been working on it forever. I'll show him, he's like "oh, ok, I get it" will do a few things correct, then the next day totally forget how.

I've got cheat sheets printed to jog his memory, but he still needs me to show him all the time. Any tips/tricks/thoughts on this?? He seems to do better with the math tiles I have, so I'm wondering if I should get more manipulatives so he can "see" the fraction and not just the numbers.

Is there a curriculum out there that is great with fractions for visual and/or kinesthetic learners? I don't mind getting a whole one just for the fractions. Video's online? Anything! We use TT which is great and right now I have him doing mobymax, but for the last year, we can't get the fractions to stick!

I am having a really hard time with Tyler (ds12) and his fractions.

He is having most trouble with mixed numbers and turning those into improper fractions and vise verse. He can do his math facts just fine and can do more complicated things like order of operations (long ones in his head!) and I think he's pretty good at geometry type problems, but for some reason, fractions totally stump him.

He's a whiz at all other math (except for word problems, but that's a comprehension issue), but not fractions, we've been working on it forever. I'll show him, he's like "oh, ok, I get it" will do a few things correct, then the next day totally forget how.

I've got cheat sheets printed to jog his memory, but he still needs me to show him all the time. Any tips/tricks/thoughts on this?? He seems to do better with the math tiles I have, so I'm wondering if I should get more manipulatives so he can "see" the fraction and not just the numbers.

Is there a curriculum out there that is great with fractions for visual and/or kinesthetic learners? I don't mind getting a whole one just for the fractions. Video's online? Anything! We use TT which is great and right now I have him doing mobymax, but for the last year, we can't get the fractions to stick!