Fraction Cheat Sheets

Fraction Cheat Sheets provide you with a tool for teaching your students note-taking, problem-solving, and organizational skills in the context of math lessons. This set of prepared cheat sheets includes detailed procedures for each of the four operations with fractions and mixed numerals. The prepared sheets are designed to give you classroom-tested procedures which you can use to help your students master concepts dealing with fractions. Each sheet comes in two versions: with and without an example problem. Use the version without the example if you want to make an overhead transparency and/or if you want your students to write their own example.

Concepts
Topic
Basic Concepts Adding Fractions Adding Mixed Numbers Subtracting Fractions Subtracting Mixed Numbers Multiplying Fractions Multiplying Mixed Numbers Dividing Fractions Dividing Mixed Numbers

Cheat Sheet
1-8 9 - 12 13 – 15 16 – 18 19 – 22 23 – 24 25 – 26 27 – 29 30 - 32

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doc www.com . (D = D) 2.senari.Fraction Cheat Sheet 5 Concept V: Convert Mixed Numbers to Fractions To convert a mixed number to a fraction: 1.Examples W N1 D 2 3 = N2 D 14 3 4 = Copyright © 2002 Senari Programs FracCS. The denominator remains the same. (N2 = D x W + N1) Mixed Numbers to Fractions . Multiply the whole number by the denominator and add the numerator to get the new numerator.

doc www.Fraction Cheat Sheet 9 1.senari.com . Write the problem horizontally. The denominator stays the same. 3.Examples 2 7 + Step 1 4 7 = 6 ! 7 ! Step 3 Step 2 Copyright © 2002 Senari Programs FracCS. Adding Fractions I 2. Add the numerators to get the new numerator. Add Fractions I .

Change each fraction so that the LCD is the denominator. 7.Fraction Cheat Sheet 21 1. Subtracting Mixed Numbers III .doc www. Write the problem vertically. copy the whole numbers and the denominators.Examples Step 1 Steps 2 and 3 5 ! Step 5 5 5 4 5 1 5 6 -4 4 5 = 6 = .com . 6. 4. 5. 3.4 1 Step 7 " ! Step 6 ! Step 4 Copyright © 2002 Senari Programs FracCS.senari. Subtract the whole numbers. Enter the denominator in the answer. Borrow from the whole number. Subtracting Mixed Numbers III 2. If the denominators are the same. Subtract the numerators to get the new numerator.

6. If the fraction is improper. Multiplying Mixed Numbers II – Examples Step 1 2 3 4 x 1 Steps 2 and 3 3 11 = x 5 4 1 Step 4 = 4 2 5 2 8 22 = 5 5 Step 5 Step 6 Copyright © 2002 Senari Programs FracCS.com . Multiplying Mixed Numbers II 2. Rewrite the problem. Cancel if possible. change it to a mixed number. Multiply the numerators to get the new numerators. 5. Change mixed numbers to improper fractions.Fraction Cheat Sheet 26 1.doc www. 4. 3. your answer will be reduced. (If you cancel everything you can. and the other a denominator.senari. When canceling one number must be a numerator. Write the problem horizontally. Multiply the denominators to get the new denominator.

Multiply the numerators to get the new numerators. When canceling one number must be a numerator.doc www. the fraction will be improper. 5.com . 3. Multiply the denominators to get the new denominators. 2. 6.senari. Write the problem horizontally.Fraction Cheat Sheet 29 Dividing Fractions III 1. and the other a denominator. If the divisor is smaller than the dividend. Cancel if possible.) 4. (The answer will be reduced if everything is cancelled. Change it to a mixed number. Dividing Fractions III . Invert the second term and change the sign.Examples Steps 2 + 3 Step 4 1 5 3 9 = 3 x 20 = 5 = 1 2 ! Step 6 ÷ 4 20 4 9 3 3 1 3 Step 5 Step 1 Copyright © 2002 Senari Programs FracCS.

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