One thing I learned about fractions was adding them. I didn't know you were supposed to have a common denominator when you were adding them, but now I understand that the denominator must be the same when comparing two or more wholes. After all, you wouldn't compare a Blu-Ray player with a VCR, right? It just wouldn't make sense. The wholes must be the same size.

One thing I had difficulty with was using the 'borrowing' technique. I didn't quite understand it because it had initially confused me at first. Mr. H had said it was much easier compared to

changing a mixed number to an improper fractions and all that. But once I looked over the example a few times I finally understood what we were supposed to do when 'borrowing', and it really

*is*much easier and less time consuming rather than changing the mixed number into an improper fraction. Just think about all the paper and graphite you'd be saving! ;)Overall, I learned a lot about fractions. I never really enjoyed learning about fractions before but learning about the 'borrowing' technique has really begun to brighten my perspective on the whole subject. I hope this post isn't late!

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