Imaginative Math and Fractions


The student has already in the first three grades been introduced to the four processes and has achieved skills in addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. Now in the fourth grade we enter into the world of smaller parts to gain facility in applying the four processes to fractions. Fractions are introduced within the context of a story of a king and his lands, who divides them first into quadrants (fourths), and then further divides the lands into pastures and fields, farmland and orchards, and ever smaller fractional parts.

The Land of Wylynn

In the second year, the King parceled the land into eighths. The new bridge road divided the southern regions, and the ravine along the steppes in the northwest divided the northern territories.

  • Introduction
  • Math Goals for the Fourth and Fifth Years
  • Practicing the Times Tables
  • Number Patterns in the Tables
  • Times Tables Applications
  • The House of Many Rooms
  • The Rat Race Game
  • The Great Wall
  • Practicing Long Division
  • Fraction Lessons for the First Week
  • Fraction Lessons for the Following Weeks
  • The Story of King Karl and the Land of Wylynn
  • Other Story Suggestions
  • Tallying the Kingdom
  • Equivalent Fractions
  • Dividing Fractions
  • How Victig Fooled the Jester
  • Working with Mixed Numbers
  • The Fraction Tracks Game
  • Decimal Fractions