“I hate fractions.”

“They probably hate you, too. The question is, which one of you will be master.”

— Jonathan, jd2718

“I hate fractions”

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“I hate fractions.”

“They probably hate you, too. The question is, which one of you will be master.”

— Jonathan, jd2718

“I hate fractions”

Don’t miss any of *“Let’s Play Math!”*: Subscribe in a reader, or get updates by Email.

I really do say this. Though I have wandered away from using the word master; I’m more likely these days to ask who is going to win.

Jonathan

I do that, too — or I say, “Are you going to let them fool you?” or “Fraction problems may be tricky, but they can’t fool us, can they?”

Something about the idea of a competition between the student and the problem (or maybe the textbook writers creating the problem) seems to give my kids motivation to work through the harder topics. And to be philosophical about mental glitches, too: “They got me that time, but I’ll beat them on the next one.”

I always hated fractions too until I started thinking of them as decimels. Once I got a better handle and started converting them to fractions, things were quite a bit easier.

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I have a section dedicated for Fractions because practice makes perfect. Please review the site and place a link on your blog for your readers. Thank you very much.