In previous lessons, students have learned basic operations with whole numbers. *Epsilon* covers these same operations with fractions. Fractions are presented in an intuitive way with visual explanations of equivalent fractions, common denominators, and fractions and numbers larger than one. Fractions and operations are illustrated using our proprietary Fraction Overlay manipulatives.

## Epsilon

# Fractions and Other Topics

- Epsilon Overview
- Concepts and Skills
- Scope & Sequence
- Sample Lesson

# What do I need?

#### To successfully complete the *Epsilon* level, you will need:

- Instruction Manual — includes detailed instructions and solutions
- Instructional lesson videos — on DVDs and streaming within the
*Epsilon*Digital Pack - Student Workbook — includes Lesson Practice, Systematic Review, and Application and Enrichment worksheets
- Tests booklet
- Fraction Overlay Kit

Browse our sets to find the best fit for your needs.

#### What concepts are taught in Epsilon?

###### Major Concepts and Skills Include:

- Recognizing and generating equivalent fractions
- Understanding addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of fractions and mixed numbers
- Fluently adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions and mixed numbers

###### Additional Concepts and Skills:

- Using multiple strategies to recognize common factors
- Understanding grouping symbols and their effect on order of operations
- Interpreting and solving word problems
- Comparing, and converting decimal fractions
- Finding the area and circumference of circles
- Representing fractions and fractional measurements on line plots and number lines
- Using coordinates to represent ordered relationships

#### Lessons contained in Epsilon

- Lesson 01: Fraction of a Number; Word Problem Tips
- Lesson 02: Fraction of One
- Lesson 03: Add and Subtract Fractions; Common Denominator; Mental Math
- Lesson 04: Equivalent Fractions
- Lesson 05: Addition and Subtraction; Unequal Denominators
- Lesson 06: The Rule of Four; Multi-Step Word Problems
- Lesson 07: Comparing Fractions with the Rule of Four
- Lesson 08: Adding Multiple Fractions
- Lesson 09: Multiplying Fractions; Fraction of a Fraction; Mental Math
- Lesson 10: Dividing Fractions with the Rule of Four; Multi-Step Word Problems
- Lesson 11: Finding Common Factors and Divisibility
- Lesson 12: Reducing Fractions—Common Factors; Word Problems
- Lesson 13: Reducing Fractions—Prime Factors
- Lesson 14: Linear Measure
- Lesson 15: Mixed Numbers and Improper Fractions; Mental Math
- Lesson 16: Linear Measure with Mixed Numbers
- Lesson 17: Addition and Subtraction of Mixed Numbers

- Lesson 18: Addition of Mixed Numbers with Regrouping; Word Problems
- Lesson 19: Subtraction of Mixed Numbers with Regrouping
- Lesson 20: Subtraction of Mixed Numbers Using the “Same-Difference Theorem”
- Lesson 21: Adding Mixed Numbers—Regrouping and Unequal Denominators; Mental Math
- Lesson 22: Subtracting Mixed Numbers—Regrouping and Unequal Denominators
- Lesson 23: Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers Using the Reciprocal
- Lesson 24: Solving for an Unknown Using the Multiplicative Inverse; Word Problems
- Lesson 25: Multiplying Mixed Numbers; Three Fractions; Canceling
- Lesson 26: Solving for an Unknown—Addition and Subtraction
- Lesson 27: Area and Circumference of a Circle
- Lesson 28: Solving for an Unknown—Fractional Coefficients
- Lesson 29: Fractions to Decimals to Percents
- Lesson 30: More Solving for an Unknown
- Appendix A: Finding the Area of a Trapezoid

# Lesson 7: Comparing Fractions with the Rule of Four

Use Math-U-See’s four step approach and try out an example lesson from the Epsilon level.

Step 1: Watch the video and review the material in the sample PDF below.

Step 2: Present the concept to your child using the build, write and say method.

Step 3: Have your student practice the concept using the sample PDF below.

Step 4: Evaluate their level of mastery and if ready move on to the next lesson.

Each lessons A, B, and C pages are used to teach the current lessons concept. The lettered lesson pages that come after those are for systematic review. These review pages may not be necessary for your child to fully complete, they should be used to practice the concepts they have not yet mastered or to review the concepts they have.

##### Still Unsure? Have your child take one of our Placement Assessments to see if this is the right level for them!

# Epsilon Sets

- Canadian Edition

*Epsilon*:

- Instruction Manual with complete solutions
- Instruction DVD
- Student Workbook
- Tests booklet
- Fraction Overlay Kit
- Lifetime access to our
*Epsilon*Digital Pack

## $219.95

- Canadian Edition

*Epsilon*:

- Instruction Manual with complete solutions
- Instruction DVD
- Student Workbook
- Tests booklet
- Lifetime access to our
*Epsilon*Digital Pack

## $141.95

# Epsilon Individual Items

All of our Math-U-See books are the Canadian Edition and we are the only authorized retailer in Canada able to offer it.

- Canadian Edition

*Epsilon*Student Pack contains the Student Workbook with lesson-by-lesson worksheets, systematic review pages, and Application and Enrichment pages as well as

*Epsilon*Tests.

## $68.50

- Canadian Edition

*Epsilon*Instruction Pack contains the Instruction Manual with lesson-by-lesson instructions and full solutions, and the DVD with lesson-by-lesson video instruction.

## $88.50

*Epsilon*streaming instruction videos and online Instruction Manual, lesson and test solutions, and other online resources from any browser. You’ll also have access to the Math-U-See Digital Manipulatives. Digital Access information will be sent in a separate email once the order has been processed. Note: Digital Packs do not include Student Workbook or Tests.

## $63.95

*Epsilon*, this updated Kit includes new eighths pieces and more unit pieces to make it easier for students to build mixed-number problems. The fold-shut case has tabbed flaps and clearly-marked sections so overlays stay neatly stored, and the convenient size stands on a bookshelf but is easy to take along. Forty-nine total pieces represent halves through sixteenths. There are 5 green, 2 orange, 3 pink, 4 yellow, 5 blue, 6 purple, and 8 brown colored vinyl pieces representing the numerator. Clear lined vinyl overlays portray the denominator, with two each of halves, thirds, fourths, fifths, sixths, eighths, and tenths, and one half-sheet each of eighths and sixteenths.

## $76.50

**Note about the Canadian Edition:** MathCanada is the only authorized distributor for the Canadian Edition of Math-U-See. Every Math-U-See book we sell will be the Canadian Edition. If you are purchasing your books from another vendor, unless they are used, will be the US version which does not contain Canadian content such as the metric system or Canadian money.