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How do I create a document for tutoring arithmetic for fractions?

Asked by LostInParadise (31905points) November 24th, 2022

It can be a Word document or html. I just want something that is relatively easy to create something that looks nice for showing how to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions and for creating homework problems. I have been using a textbook, but the book starts by doing addition for fractions with different denominators. I would like to start by first showing how to add fractions with the same denominator and then afterwards teach about least common denominator.

I checked online and saw several supposedly simple ways of doing this. Some of the things I tried did not work. I tried to find a step-by-step way of creating a Web page with math entries, but could not find anything. What I am asking for should not be that big a deal. I once had a very simple WYSISYG Web page editor that created html tags behind the scene, allowing you to edit them if you so wished. I forget the name of the product, but something like that would be helpful.

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kritiper's avatar

Use a math book (or two) that deals in fractions.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Try Purple Math online. It’s an amazing website..

LostInParadise's avatar

I finally figured out how to create fractions in Word. It is more than a little inconvenient, but it works. I had select insert, symbol, _equations, fractions_ and then the particular format for fractions.

Dutchess_III's avatar

Excel would work better for your purposes. You can configure it to look like Word.
I use Excel for everything.

LostInParadise's avatar

I just looked at Excel. They use the same size font for fractions, which does not look as good as using a smaller font for fractions than for whole numbers. 5/7 compared to ½

Dutchess_III's avatar

Right click on the cell you have your fraction in. Do you see any option to change the size of the fraction?

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