Here is the downloadable copy. Fraction Know It All

At the beginning of the year it takes a little bit of time to teach but because I know that we are going to continue this all year I don't feel the pressure to explain everything all at once. I have the students show 3 equivalent fractions, the decimal, the percent, draw a diagram of what it should look like and place it on a number line. I put a student's example below so that you can see the basic results. I have them do 2 different fractions at a time.

As the year goes on I change the number line to Addition and Subtraction so that students can start to use the equivalence. I get them to add and subtract the two fractions that I give them:

I start with some simple fractions but it grows as the year goes on. I am able to cover improper fractions and mixed numbers, repeating and terminating and anything else that is included with fractions, decimals and percents. It also gives me weekly feedback on what students are struggling and where. I usually don't even have a standard fractions unit because we do this each Monday. I give the students a fraction quiz at about the half way point in the year and small mini pop quizzes when I feel it necessary. What I have found is that the students do extremely well on the quizzes even though they don't have a warning or study for it.

I have these sheets as Word documents if you would like them, send me an email or comment and I will get them to you.

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