Cool music, colorful animation, and lots of humor—that’s our secret formula for getting kids excited and motivated to learn about fractions and decimals. Kid-appealing songs and rhymes help students of all ages learn new terms and remember the rules about congruent parts, equivalent fractions, proper and improper fractions, mixed numerals, decimals, and more.
Beginning Fractions & Decimals DVD provides clearly illustrated examples to ensure that even difficult concepts are easy to grasp. Delayed answers give learners plenty of time to test their brand-new skills.
Your kids will enjoy the comical characters Frances Fraction, Dennis Denominator, and Newman Numerator as they explore how fractions and decimals are used in real-world applications.
Contents: Introduction to Fractions and Decimals Learning the Parts of a Fraction Practice Naming Fractions Equivalent Fractions Proper and Improper Fractions Mixed Numerals Learning About Decimals Converting Fractions Into Decimals Adding and Subtracting With Common Denominators For ages 8 and up Approx. 35 minutes. Reviews: 1. “Try coming up with a song that explains congruent fractions. It’s not easy! However, this video proves it can be done. Using big-eyed animated characters – three children named Francis Fraction, Newman Numerator and Dennis Denominator – the lesson/program covers fractions and decimals in a way that actually makes it easy and fun. Examples challenge the viewer to reinforce the lesson. Suddenly my 7-year-old son and I were taking turns yelling out the answers. ‘Four-fifths!’ ‘One-third!’ If your kids aren’t picking up the concept of fractions from their school lessons, or they have no interest, or maybe you just want them to get a head start, try turning to Francis, Newman and Dennis. The Rock ’N Learn series is an effective way to learn. The best part: if you don’t get it the first time, re-wind the video and try again.” –Parents’ Choice Recommeneded, 2003
2. “ Fractions & Decimals was just one of the many Rock ’N Learn products that we used in getting our son ready for the TAKS test. Thanks for creating such outstanding DVDs.” –Cheryl B., parent