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Titles in Barron's extensive Painless Series cover a wide range of subjects as they are taught on middle school and high school levels. These books are written for students who find the subjects unusually difficult and confusingor in many cases, just plain boring. Barron's Painless Series authors' main goal is to clear up students' confusion and perk up their interest by emphasizing the intriguing and often exciting ways in which they can put each subject to practical use. Most of these books take a lighthearted approach to their subjects, often employing humor, and always presenting funlearning exercises that include puzzles, games, and challenging "Brain Tickler" problems to solve. This book shows students how to play many different fascinating numbers games, such as Dazzling Division of fractions, which makes numbers grow larger when they are divided! Painless Fractions is filled with intriguing “Brain Ticklers”
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Tantalizing Table of Contents:
Introduction
 Chapter One: Reading Attitudes and
Patterns
Bright Beginnings
 Chapter One: Intriguing Introduction
What Is a Fraction?
Important Terms
Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions
Multiples
Factors
Reducing Fractions
Building an Equivalent Fraction
 Chapter Two: Countless Comparisons
Comparing Two Fractions
Comparing Three Fractions
Comparing Fractions, Decimals, and Percents
 Chapter Three: Magnificent Multiplication
Two Proper Fractions
Whole Numbers with Proper Fractions
Mixed Numbers
Whole Numbers with Mixed Numbers
Three or More Fractions
 Chapter Four: Dazzling Division in a
Fraction of the Time
Two Proper Fractions
Two Mixed Numbers
Whole Number and Proper Fraction
Mixed Number and Whole Number
 Chapter Five: Awesome Addition
Same Super Denominator
Proper Fractions
Mixed Number and Proper Fraction
Whole Number and Mixed Number
Two Mixed Numbers
Different Delightful Denominators
Proper Fractions
Mixed Numbers
Three or More Fractions
 Chapter Six: Sparkling Subtraction
Same Super Denominator
Different Delightful Denominators
Mixed Number and Whole Number
(without borrowing)
Mixed Number and Whole Number
(with borrowing)
Mixed Numbers (with borrowing)
AdditionSubtraction Combo
 Chapter Seven: Exceptional Exponents
Strategy and Samples
 Chapter Eight: Outrageous Order of
Operations
Strategy and Samples
 Chapter Nine: Refreshing Ratios,
Remarkable Rates, and
Popular Proportions
Refreshing Ratios
Remarkable Rates
Popular Proportions
 Chapter Ten: The Dreaded and
Disliked Word Problems
Strategy for Word Problems—Preview, View, Do,
and Review
Wordy Examples
Addition
Subtraction
Multiplication
Division
 Chapter Eleven: Plenty of Practice
Even More Brain Ticklers
Going on a Picnic
Puzzling Fractions #1
Puzzling Fractions #2
Puzzling Fractions #3
Incorrect Solutions
Word Search
 Chapter Twelve: Family Activities
with Fractions
Family Activities with Fractions
Sorting Objects
Pizza
Marbles or Candy
Money
Time and the Clock
Folding Paper
Measuring Spoons and Cups
Recipe
Picnic
Shopping
The Ruler
In the House
Amusement Park
 Appendix: Fractions Resources
on the Web
 Index
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Paperback / 264 Pages / 6 x 9 / 2012
