*Victory Math 2: From Training to Triumph*

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Math 2 ensures the online homeschooling student's mastery of basic mathematical concepts, from counting to addition and subtraction. To do so, several interactive components and online learning activities have been added.

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:::Fractions Review:::

If you remember, a fraction is a part of a whole. 

It can be many objects like 2 cookies out of 4 total cookies, or one object, like 1 slice of pizza from a pizza with 16 slices.

As with all fractions, the objects have to be divided into parts of equal size.

One fourth is yellow.
Two fourths are yellow.

One half is yellow.

Three fourths are yellow.
Four fourths are yellow.

One whole is yellow.

In this picture we learn how to divide into fourths. 

First you must divide an object into 4 equal parts.  When you write a fraction, you show on the bottom how many parts in the whole there are.  On the top of a fraction you write how many of the parts you have selected out of the whole.

3        Part (Numerator)
 Whole (Denominator)

The number on the top of a fraction is also called the numerator.

  The number on the bottom is called the denominator

When we name a fraction we use the numerator's normal name and the denominator's ordinal name (third, fourth, fifth. . . )

Let's work with the fraction one half or :


  That means 1 part out of 2 total parts.  Remember, that to have one half the two parts must be equal in size.


Let's try these problems.  Point to each shape that shows two equal parts:



The next time you eat a piece of pizza, count how many total pieces of the pizza there are.

What fraction did you just eat?


How many times can you fold a piece of paper in half?  Most people can't fold a piece of paper in half more than 8 times.  However, in January of 2002, while a junior in high school, Britney Gallivan demonstrated that a single piece of paper can be folded in half twelve times. Try it!  How many times can you fold a piece of paper in half? 


How many examples of fractions can you find around your house?

 Think about cutting an apple into slices, dividing up a candy bar, or filling a glass half full with orange juice.  These are all ways fractions can be seen in everyday life. 

Try to think of at least 5 more ways you see fractions in your home.


Place Disk 1 for Victory Math 2 into your computer now.  Click on Video 21 to watch a movie titled "Standard Deviants School - Basic Math: Fraction Basics."


Explore this interactive Fractions Tutorial.  Click on "What is a Fraction?" and then click on "Fraction Practice."

Play Fishy Fractions.  You will need to complete a free registration to play, but it's well worth it.  Once you register, click on the link titled "Fraction, Name & Picture Match."  Then click on "Begin Game."

Visualize fractions with this interactive practice and with this online activity.   Read the instructions on each page to begin.


For each of the following activities, follow the directions specified on the webpage. Click on the purple check to see if your answers are correct.  Click the green circular arrow in the bottom right corner for a new set of problems to practice. 

The following links require your computer to have the Adobe Flash player installed. Click here to download.

Identifying Fractions

Fractions of a Whole

Making Fractions of a Whole

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