Question by  JAFAR (7)

What should you know about fractions in second grade?

My son is in second grade and does not understand fractions.


Answer by  anrimala36 (208)

The idea of fractions may be too abstract for him at that age, so he may learn best from seeing their physical meaning. You could use a real pizza or chocolate bar as an example. If a round pizza is cut into eight slices, and you give him 4, he has 4/8 of the pizza. Try more with other numbers.


Answer by  esteban (1334)

Second graders should understand what a fraction represents. For example, the fraction 2/5 represents "2 out of 5" Students should be able to model - draw a picture or build with color blocks or tiles - fractions. Also, students should be starting to understand equivalency of fractions such as 2/5 = 4/10.


Answer by  caylascreations78 (489)

The easiest way to teach him is to get him to understand that it is a part of something else, like a pizza, or a dollar.


Answer by  njanetos (69)

The concept of a fractional amount is a common one and is soon intuitively grasped. Otherwise, addition and multiplication of fractions are the two main operations which should be understood.

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