Book 1 Problems

1.  This fraction bar has six sections. I colored in one-sixth of the bar red (please do this for me).  Now you color three-sixths of the bar any colors you want.

Write an equation showing what fraction of the bar is colored:

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Write an equation showing what fraction of the bar is left uncolored:

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2.  Here’s a fraction bar with eight sections. I colored in four sections blue (please do this for me). Now you color one section any color you want.

Write an equation showing what fraction of the bar is colored:

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Write an equation showing what fraction of the bar is left uncolored:

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  1. Here’s another fraction bar:

I colored in three sections green (please do this for me). You color in four sections any colors you want.

Write an equation showing what fraction of the bar is colored:

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Write an equation showing what fraction of the bar is left uncolored:

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  1. Here is a great big fraction bar:

I colored in two sections purple and my friend Cleveland colored in four sections yellow (please do this for Cleveland and me). Now you color in five sections any colors you want.

Write an equation showing what fraction of the bar is colored:

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Write an equation showing what fraction of the bar is left uncolored:

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That’s all the fraction bar problems in the book.  If you want to make up some of your own, I put a bunch of them on this website for you to use.  Just go to the end of these problems, where there’s a link to connect you to them (right below the link to the answers).

  1. Here are twelve problems without figures and without words. If you get stuck, just draw a fraction bar. That’s what I did when I got stuck. Watch the signs!

a.    2/8  +   3/8  =

b.    5/8  –   3/8  =

c.    4/8  –   1/8  =

d.    7/12  –   3/12  =

e.    4/14  +   10/14  =

f.    2/7  +   4/7  =

g.    5/5  –   2/5  =

h.    12/12  –   7/12  =

i.    4/10  +   5/10  =

j.    9/12  –   6/12  =

k.    8/10  –   5/10  =

l.    6/12  –   2/12  =

To check your answers, go to Book 1 Answers

If you want some FRACTION BARS to use in making up your own problems, click here.

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