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Homework Help: Fractions

Homework Help: Fractions

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Fractions are one of the most dreaded homework topics! Using the example of a pizza or measuring cups, it isn’t so hard to understand what half means or 1/4. What IS hard is remembering the rules for how you add, subtract, multiply, or divide them. And then there is comparing them or simplifying them. There is so much to remember!

The books, activities and websites below can help you figure out that dreaded fraction homework! Like everything though, a sense of humor is going to help! Get starting by reading Fractions in Disguise. When a valuable fraction goes missing, young inventor George Cornelius Factor, suspecting the work of the villainous Dr. Brok, creates a tool for simplifying and revealing fractions that have been sneakily disguised.

It IS true that fractions are a math concept that we do actually use all the time in real life. We use fractions to divide money or cookies on a plate or to measure boards for a building project. They are used a lot in cooking too. You’ll need them later, so don’t give up! You can do it!

Websites, Activities, Printables & Databases:

Science in Context: Fractions is a database you can use in any IndyPL Library Branch or at home with your IndyPL Library Card. Login using your library card number and PIN. What’s My PIN? It will show you biographies, magazines, videos and more about Fractions.‚Äč

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Books:

Charlie Piechart and the Case of the Missing Pizza SliceComparing FractionsFraction and DecimalsFractions, Decimals and PercentsHalf You HeardHands on Math ProjectsPlace ValueSir Cumference and the Fraction Faire
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Homework Help: Money

Homework Help: Money

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Eyewitness Money is a great place to start to begin learning what you need to know about money. In it you will find out how long money has been around. Right now our money is paper and coins but money has also been stone, shells and beads.

No matter what money is made of, people need to know how to earn it and trade it as well as save it. They also need to know how to count it and how to make change with it. Listed below are books and websites that will help you do just that. 

 
Websites:

United States Mint: Pocket Change
United States Mint: How Money Is Made
History of the US Treasury
Bureau of Engraving & Printing
FDIC Learning Bank
Which Presidents Are On Your Money?
Online Game: How to Count Money
Printable: Trading Up Money Exchange Game
Printable: How Many Coins in a Dollar?
Printable: Counting Out Money & Pretend Coins & Dollars

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Books:

Counting ChangeThe Dollar Bill in TranslationEntrepreneurshipExplore MoneyHow to Start a Lemonade StandHow to Turn $100 into $1,000,000Kid MillionaireMoney MadnessMoney MathOne Proud PennyRun Your Own Babysitting BusinessShow Me the MoneyThe History of MoneyThe Survival Guide to Money SmartsYou Wouldn't Want to Live Without Money
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