In junior and middle school, students usually spend a good chunk of math class time trying to understand the concept of a fraction in a modelling, hands on format. “Isn’t it a good thing?”- you might ask. Yes and no. When a student first learns what a fraction is, using pizza examples and stripes is great to visually model the parts and the wholes. However, in grade 7 it is important to adequately incorporate an algebraic method of adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing a