# Fractions: Straight Forward Math (3-Book Set)

Fractions: Straight Forward Math (3-Book Set)

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Understanding fractions proceeds best in a balance of three stages: using manipulatives for concrete representations; using pictorials as semiconcrete representations; and finally, using numbers to represent abstract relationships involving procedures and operations. This 3-book set covers all three stages.

The Straight Forward Math Series is systamatic: first diagnosing skill levels, then practice, periodic review, and testing. Progression through fractions practice is thorough and complete.

BEGINNING ASSESSMENT TEST

EQUAL PARTS
Identifying figures with equal parts
Distinguishing equal parts in figures
Fractions name equal parts of a whole figure
Introduction of fractions:  halves, thirds, fourth, fifths, sixths, sevenths, and eights

PARTS OF A SET
Fractions can also name parts of a group (set)

COMPARING FRACTIONS WITH LIKE DENOMINATORS
Understanding the size relationship of fractions with like denominators

COMPARING FRACTIONS WITH UNLIKE DENOMINATORS
Understanding the size relationship of fractions with unlike denominators

EQUIVALENT FRACTIONS
Two or more fractions can name the same amounts when the numerators and denominators of each are different
Understanding equivalency will be basic for all higher fraction skills of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

FINAL ASSESSMENT TEST