Save time and frustration - 7 Fraction Shortcuts Videos

Sunday, January 10, 2016
Frustrated with fractions, or need to learn how to solve fractions more quickly? Check out these videos to learn tips and tricks for working with fractions. 

Fractions addition and subtraction trick - do them the fast

This video by tecmath is the number one fraction shortcut found on YouTube. The video teaches you how to add fractions by multiplying the denominators, and then cross multiplying the numerators and denominators. The technique can take the hassle out of adding and subtracting fractions.

Multiplying Fractions Using Cancellation

You can help make multiplying fractions easier by using cancellation before multiplying.  This video shows how to use cancellation by working sample problems.

7 Shortcuts for solving fractions in record time

This video has 7 fraction shortcuts to help with fractions. The 7 tips and tricks include adding fractions without an LCM, dividing fractions using Keep Change Flip, an easy way to find the lowest common denominator, and an easy way to solve improper fractions.

Tricks for Simplifying Fractions: Elementary Math

One simple trick you can use with fractions is to factor the individual components of the fraction, and then cancel out the common factors. This video by ehow solves example problems using this shortcut.

Fractions to percentage calculations

Use this method in order help make converting fractions to a percent easy and fast.

Factor Trees

Factor trees can be really helpful if you need to reduce fractions. Factor trees are a systematic method for finding all of the factors of a number. This can be handy when finding lowest common factors of fractions.

Birthday cake method for finding LCM and GCF

This is a great method used to find the LCM and GCF of numbers. The method is called the birthday cake because it looks like a birthday cake when you are finding factors. If you can't remember how to find the LCM and GCF this method will help.


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