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Help with a student and fractions
Old 11-12-2017, 06:39 AM
 
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I have a 5th grade student who is struggling with fractions - adding and subtracting mixed numbers and fractions. She draws a blank when trying to find a common denominator, or subtract from a whole number and having to borrow. I have worked bit by bit with her, using a whiteboard, using diagrams and pictures, using manipulatives, but she still doesn't get it. I don't know what else to do to help her. I'm afraid that she has just shut down because it's too hard. We had a test last week, and she didn't even bother working out the problems...just wrote down random answers or picked random multiple choice answers.

Any suggestions, ideas, etc. would be very welcomed. I have never experienced this level of non-understanding before.

Thanks!


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Study Jams Video Might Be Helpful
Old 11-13-2017, 03:50 PM
 
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http://studyjams.scholastic.com/stud...math/index.htm

Can you use You Tube?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xAy9rAmMXqY

https://www.visualfractions.com
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