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# Fractions Demonstration for Homeschoolers

Many people struggle with fractions–including adults! Steve Demme uses this video workshop to help you see fractions, which is a critical step in understanding them.

He reveals unique teaching approaches that you can apply to your own homeschool program, even if you don’t consider math your favorite–or best–school subject. When you teach using Steve’s tips and methods, math will become not only understandable, but also fun for your child.

What holds children back when it comes to fractions?

The answer is a lack of true understanding and mastery. They are often encouraged to memorize just enough to complete a chapter. Then, when confronted with even simple word problems or real-life problem solving, they have to ask, “What do we do?” Not anymore. Observe Steve’s teaching methods to learn how to help your child understand fractions and other important math concepts, building knowledge he or she can use throughout home education and in the real world. Steve prioritizes thorough mastery of the subject at hand before students move on to the next topic, a technique that creates truly confident problem solvers.

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Demme Learning is an independent family-owned and operated publishing company. Based in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Demme Learning has been providing innovative learning solutions for homeschoolers, parents and small group learning environments since 1990.

## One thought on “Fractions Demonstration for Homeschoolers”

1. beryl stemen

I enjoyed your video. I teach college math and my students have trouble with fractions. I have done the over-lay with a circle for adding and subtracting and dividing. I have also done your method for adding and subtracting fractions. I start by making the denominator a word, like “feet”, to make them understand that they can only add and subtract like things. I even bring in the place value of numbers also. I tell them that they will see this again in algebra. I plan to try using the method you showed for subtracting mixed numbers. Most of my students think in base 10 when they borrow. I also do feet and inches (I tell them that inches are a fraction of a foot, so I also write it as: 7 ft 4 in is 7 4/12 ft.) and hours and minutes, Many of them use a digital watch and think that 9:50 is 9.50. My business math students have trouble changing from decimals to percents and visa versa.
Again, I enjoyed your video and plan to show it to other math instructors and future math teachers.

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