In honor of National Cookie month, I’m sharing a tempting way to introduce the concept of fractions to your own personal teacher’s pets. In years past I brought an electric frying pan to class on the day I began my mathematics unit on fractions. After my class and I made the following recipe of No Bake Oatmeal Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies, we sat around eating cookies and considering how in the world a bigger number could mean a smaller amount. We poured colored water from smaller one-fourth, one-third and one-half cup containers into clear glass one cup containers. Then we all had another cookie. In my experience, children’s interest in fractions increases exponentially with practical (and yummy) real world cooking experience.

For children with allergies, I’ve included a no bake recipe without peanuts and dairy. For all cookie lovers everywhere I’m including a no-bake cookie website. Yea!

Fraction is the name for part of something as distinct from the whole of it. The word itself means a small amount as, for example, when we ask someone to “move over a fraction.” We mean them to move over part of the way, not all the way.

Fractional parts such as half, quarter, eighth, and so on form a part of daily language usage. When, for example, we refer to “half an hour,” “a quarter pound of coffee,” or “an eighth of a pie.” In arithmetic, the word fraction has a more precise meaning since a fraction is a numeral. Most fractions are called common fractions to distinguish them from special kinds of fractions like decimal fractions.

A fraction is written as two stacked numerals with a line between them, the top figure is known as the numerator, while the bottom figure is called the denominator.

Now, solving fractions is no longer difficult as before since there are several tutorials and guidelines that can be found on the internet. There is a fraction calculator for three 3 numbers that is very handy. There are even more online fraction calculator that can solve complex problems and even shows the solution.