# Tag Archives: improper fractions

### Adding Fractions with Cuisenaire Rods

Christine asked me via twitter for some resources for Cuisenaire rods and teaching fractions. Of course I can’t pass the opportunity up to do some fun things with my rods! Continue Reading →

### How to Never Find a Common Denominator Again

Do you keep struggling to teach common denominators? Do your kids just not “get it”? Well, it’s time to quit. Yep! You can teach (and do) fractions without ever finding a common denominator. The key is in the definition of addition for rational numbers. If you have two numbers  and  the sum of them is . Granted… Continue Reading →

### 2 Ways to Multiply Mixed Numbers

Multiplying fractions provides an interesting challenge. Put some mixed number into the situation and you could be facing a real bear. Here are two ways to do it. Continue Reading →

### How to Convert Mixed Numbers to “Improper” Fractions

Converting back and forth from improper fractions to mixed numbers isn’t something you do everyday. Here’s a helpful way to remember it long term. Continue Reading →