## Everyday Math Unit 8: Fractions and Ratios

Updated 1-1-16

In this unit, students will apply their knowledge of fractions to mixed numbers and ratios.

Topics studied include:

Download the Unit 8 Objectives to view samples of each objective studied in this unit.

Download the Unit 8 Family Letter for more information about this unit, including vocabulary definitions, new algorithms, at-home suggestions, and answers to selected study link questions. Scroll down the page to find games, skills practice, and video tutorials specific to this unit of study.

One of the most important skills students will need for fifth grade math is automatic recall of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. I strongly encourage all students to practice math facts at home for at least 5 minutes each night. Our class will be charting progress as we take Facts Master practice tests each week, with the goal of correctly answering all 300 problems in under 10 minutes. Use this online stopwatch to time yourself!

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In this unit, students will apply their knowledge of fractions to mixed numbers and ratios.

Topics studied include:

- Addition/Subtraction of Mixed Numbers
- Multiplication/Division of Fractions
- Comparing and Ordering Fractions
- Percent Discounts
- Ratios

Download the Unit 8 Objectives to view samples of each objective studied in this unit.

Download the Unit 8 Family Letter for more information about this unit, including vocabulary definitions, new algorithms, at-home suggestions, and answers to selected study link questions. Scroll down the page to find games, skills practice, and video tutorials specific to this unit of study.

One of the most important skills students will need for fifth grade math is automatic recall of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division facts. I strongly encourage all students to practice math facts at home for at least 5 minutes each night. Our class will be charting progress as we take Facts Master practice tests each week, with the goal of correctly answering all 300 problems in under 10 minutes. Use this online stopwatch to time yourself!

Downloads

- Unit 8 Study Links
- Unit 8 Vocabulary Cards
- Pattern Block Fractions Activity
- Fractions Pictuers 3
- Unit 8 Study Guide + Answers!

**Mr. Bowen's Tutorials**- Adding Mixed Numbers
- Subtracting Mixed Numbers
- Subtracting Mixed Numbers 2
- Subtracting Mixed Numbers with Regrouping
- Multiplying Fractions (Pattern Blocks Example)
- Dividing Fractions (Pattern Blocks Example)
- Percent Discounts
- Taxes and Tips

## Games and Interactives

Fractions

- Estimating Fractions on Number Line

Number Climb (click fractions from least to greatest)

Order Fractions (move to center of circle)

Fraction Comparison

Mixed Number Comparison

Fractions/Mixed Numbers?Decimals Comparison

Simplest Form

Improper Fractions to Mixed Numbers

Mixed Numbers to Improper Fractions

Equivalent Fractions Practice

Where is One Whole?

Fraction Estimator

Number Line Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Number Line Fractions and Decimals

Ordering Fractions on a Number Line

**Percents**

Mixed Skills

- Computation Castle
- Burnside's Billions
- Tipster
- Best Math Friends (word problems)
- Number Eaters (try this!)
- Number Munchers (Leveled Version)
- Number Munchers (Java Version) + ActiveGS Version (requires plugin) + iPhone/iPad app
- Fraction Munchers (Java Version) + ActiveGS Version (requires plugin)

## Skills Practice

Need more practice with fractions? Try some of these practice quizzes. More practice quizzes categorized by topic can be found on the Math Skills Practice page.

Fractions

- Improper Fractions 1
- Improper Fractions 2
- Mixed Numbers 1
- Mixed Numbers 2
- Mixed Numbers 3
- Mixed Numbers 4
- Mixed Numbers 5
- Mixed Numbers 6
- Equivalent Fractions 1
- Equivalent Fractions 2
- Solving Proportions
- Simplifying Fractions 1
- Simplifying Fractions 2
- Simplifying Fractions 3
- Simplifying Fractions 4
- Simplifying Fractions 5
- Simplifying Fractions 6
- Simplifying Fractions 7
- Lots More Fractions Quizzes (scroll down to find)

## Video Tutorials

Forgot how to add/subtract mixed numbers? Can't remember how to compare fractions? Watch these video tutorials from the Khan Academy. Most video clips are between 5 and 10 minutes in length and are presented in a simple, yet easy-to-understand format.

Fractions

- Equivalent Fractions Example
- Fractions in lowest terms
- Comparing Fractions
- Comparing Fractions 2
- Multiplying Fractions
- Multiplying Mixed Numbers
- Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers
- Multiplying Fractions Word Problem
- Reciprocal of a Mixed Number
- Dividing Fractions Example
- Dividing Mixed Numbers
- Dividing Mixed Numbers and Fractions
- Dividing Fractions Word Problem
- Adding Fractions with Like Denominators
- Least Common Multiple (LCM)
- Finding Common Denominators
- Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators
- Adding Mixed Numbers
- Adding Mixed Numbers with Unlike Denominators
- Adding Mixed Numbers Word Problem
- Subtracting Fractions
- Subtracting Mixed Numbers
- Subtracting Mixed Numbers 2
- Subtracting Mixed Numbers Word Problem

Percents

Ratios