There are many ways to represent fractions. The one I see most frequently is a circle. It becomes quite cumbersome to cut a circle into 25ths. I prefer to have my students work with rectangles or squares for fraction exploration. I also see great value in making math fun and engaging with hands-on activities. Who Ate My Cake? is a play dough fraction exploration.
Inside you'll find play dough mats to work with various fractions. I've also included detailed instructions.
To see me working with this freebie, please visit this video.