Do you find fractions to be a difficult concept for your young learners? I do. Let's face it, learning about halves, quarters, equal and unequal, it's a lot to take in!
What we know about young learners is that they will hold onto information better if they are having fun while learning it. These fun and interactive activities are a great way to target tricky concepts.
Your students will have fun with these activities during your math centers! And you will love the easy prep!
This pack contains a structured approach to teaching your fraction unit; one that introduces the topic and then reinforces it with fun learning activities.
Begin with teaching your year one or year two students to identify equal and unequal parts (this part is crucial in the early understanding of fractions).
Move on to teaching wholes and halves, quarters and finally thirds.
These activities make sure your class understands the fraction word form, a fraction as a part of a whole and as a part of a group as they work through the unit. You definitely want to avoid confusion over fractions and not introduce the fraction symbol too early!
The pack contains posters and activity sheets to support the introduction of each fraction concept and then consolidates those tricky concepts with hands-on, motivating games and activities.
Here’s why other teachers LOVE this pack:
♥ “My students really enjoyed this unit and when the aced the end of unit test! Great product.” teacherrae61
♥ “Loved the posters to put up on my math bulletin board. Sent the games home with students to review their skills learned in class. Thanks.” Sarah N.
♥ “Fantastic, everything you need to teach fractions and some” Twiddle dee tweety in 3d grade.
♥ “I am very excited to teach fractions in my 2nd grade class because I have these neat items to teach with.” Debbee Orvin
What kids love about this pack:
♥ There are “Lots of great and practical games for the class! Great variety in skill levels. My students loved them.” Wendy R.
♥ They get to practice all those tricky concepts in a fun and engaging way.
♥ The instructions on the activity sheets and games are easy to follow.
I know your class will enjoy this product as much as mine did!
What you’ll find in this pack:
Equal or Unequal
Children develop an understanding that fractions are equal parts as they identify equal and unequal parts in worksheets and games.
1. Cut and paste the shapes into the correct columns.
2. Color the shapes that show equal parts.
1. Candy Shop - Cover the correct shape according to the spin.
2. Equal or Unequal card sort.
Wholes and Halves
Children develop an understanding of halves through partitioning shapes into two equal pieces and sorting halves and wholes.
1. Partition the Shapes
2. Cut and paste the fraction cards into the correct columns.
3. Color one half of each shape.
4. Interactive notebook - Children partition the shapes into halves.
Children are introduced to quarters. There are worksheets and that help them identify quarters, partition shapes into quarters, and identify quarters, halves and wholes in a set. Equivalence is also introduced. After using the worksheets, let them play the games included.
1. Partition the shapes into quarters.
2. Color the shapes that show quarters.
3. Color 1 quarter of each shape.
4. Cut and paste the shapes into the correct columns.
5. Interactive notebook - Children partition the shapes into quarters.
6. Cut and paste fractions of a set using wholes, halves and quarters.
7. Color the pictures to match the fractions (fractions of a set).
8. Color 1 half and 2 quarters and record the findings. (Equivalence of fractions)
9. Identify the pictures that have half of the shape colored and record the ways the fraction can be written. (Equivalence of fractions)
1. Sea Fractions - Identify and cover the correct fraction of a set of objects. (whole, halves, 1 fourth, 2 fourths, 3 fourths/quarters)
2. Rockets - Cover the correct fraction according to the spin. (whole, halves, fourths)
3. Farm Fractions - Match the fraction name to the shape that shows that fraction. (1 whole, 1 half, 1 fourth, 2 fourths, 3 fourths/quarters)
Use the worksheets to partition shapes into thirds and to color thirds. The games included help consolidate the children’s knowledge of thirds, wholes, halves and quarters.
1. Partition the shapes into thirds.
2. Color 1 third of each shape.
3. Color thirds of each shape or set.
4. Interactive notebook - Children partition the shapes into thirds.
1. Bumble Bees - Cover the correct fraction according to the spin. (1 half, 1 and 3 fourths/quarters, 1 and 2 thirds)
2. Alien Adventures - Children must say the fraction they have landed on. (wholes, halves, thirds and quarters)
3. Humpty’s Wall - Children color in the correct fraction according to their spin. (1 whole, 1 half, 1, 2 and 3 fourths, 1, 2 and 3 thirds)
4. Fraction Game - Children match the fraction card to the correct board. This game can be used with just the wholes, halves and quarters boards to make it suitable for grade one.
5. Fraction Hunt - Use the fraction cards to play ‘Scoot’ or use as a ‘write the room’ activity or simply place in your math center. A recording sheet is provided along with an answer key. The answer key is written both with using fraction names and fraction symbols (for older classes).
There are two copies of the following games, one will have fraction words, the other fraction symbols:
There are 14 posters which show wholes, halves, thirds and fourths/quarters as well as a fraction bar to fourths.
For teachers using the fraction symbol, the following posters have been included:
- numerator / denominator
- fraction bar to fourths
- fraction bar to tenths
Overall this pack contains:
This pack is also available as separate packs
Fraction games - grade 2
Fraction games - grade 1
Fraction worksheets - grade 1
7 Fraction games to consolidate the early learning of fractions
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