This Math Mat is designed to be a tool for students to visually explore fractions. Mats can be laminated or sandwiched between contact paper to be used with dry erase pens. Each "whole" shape has light grey lines for students to easily trace to create their desired parts. Students can work with fractions from 1/2 to 1/32.
When students use the mats, it is easy for them to keep track of their thinking and show the teacher their process to arrive at a solution.
To view a short video of some of the ways the mat can be used, click on the link below.
Supports the following lessons and more:
-Reducing to Lowest Denominator
-Addition and Subtraction With Different Denominators
-Mixed to Improper and Vise Versa
Two different Math Mats are included. Each comes in teal, red, blue and black & white so students can have choice and to adapt for students with colour blindness or deficiencies.
Mats are designed to be printed as 11x17 inches in however you can reduce them to 8.5x11 inches for assessment purposes.