Kung Fu Fractions

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Taught by muchomath
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Lesson Summary:

In this lesson, Professor Perez teaches students how to clear fractions using the "Kung Fu" method. The key is to recognize when denominators divide evenly into whole numbers being multiplied by the fraction. Students learn how to simplify fractions and combine them to find the LCD, which is used to rewrite fractions with different denominators as equivalent fractions. By the end of the lesson, students will have mastered this effective and efficient strategy for dealing with fractions.

Lesson Description:

Learn how to deal with fractions using the "kung fu" method.

Created by and copyright of Larry Perez. Funded by the state of California through Saddleback College. More information on videos, resources, and lessons at Algebra2Go.

Questions answered by this video:
  • What are kung fu fractions?
  • What is clearing fractions?
  • How do you remove fractions from a problem?
  • Is there an easy way to remove fractions or multiply fractions?
  • Is there an easy way to add fractions?
  • What is an easy way to simplify fractions?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This lesson explains how to remove or clear fractions by multiplying a fraction by a whole number so the fraction disappears. This is a very important and useful lesson, especially for students who have trouble with fractions. Also, this is a fun way of dealing with fractions that students can enjoy and embrace. A really unique and interesting way of adding fractions is also explained. This is a must-watch for anyone having trouble with fractions.
  • Cheryl

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    I needed a refresher course in math and came to Mathvids. This lesson showed me a way of multiplying fractions that was fun. I always had trouble with fractions, and this video made fractions so much easier to work with.
  • cainp

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    8th Graders think you should make it more exciting. They suggest Kung Foo outfits.
  • ahmed34

    • Currently 5.0/5 Stars.
    I think that this is the best way of teaching.