Part two: Demonstrate to students how to add and subtract mixed number problems. The problem most difficult for most students to understand is when you have to borrow when you subtract. Check out www.worksheetsdirect.com for worksheets. Find a great book and work through adding and subtracting application problems. You can also click on the label located within this blog, fraction word problems,where you will find many GED math problems in both English and Spanish. Check back often as more are being added all the time.
Part three: Its always good to give students some worksheets that they can take home with them. The following worksheets not only have the problems, but also the answer key.
Worksheet: Adding Mixed Number Fractions
Worksheet: Subtracting Mixed Number Fractions
Fraction Lesson 1: Introduction to Fractions
Part one: To begin our lesson today (1st lesson), the students and I viewed a short 7-9 minute video on the vocabulary they will need to understand when learning fractions. The video is titled, "Title: Fraction Vocabulary" and can be found on www.worksheetsdirect.com. If you decide to use the video, be sure to scroll down to the video and click on the arrow to begin.
**Note: You are NOT downloading the video.
As you and the students view the video, remind them that the video's purpose is to introduce them to the vocabulary that will be needed as they learn fractions. There are LOTS of information in the video and the students might think they need to learn all of it at once. It is a great overview of what will be learned in the upcoming lessons!
Part two:In addition to learning fraction vocabulary, I introduced the different types of fractions as well as how to change back and forth between improper fractions and mixed numbers. I use Steck Vaughn's GED math book, but if you don't have that book... there are many others that would work as well.
As homework I printed off copies of the following to be done at home. Each worksheet had the problems on the front page and the answers on the back.
→ Vocabulary Crossword Puzzle Worksheet
→ Changing From Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers
→ Changing from Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions
Total lesson time: 1 hour