Fraction Hands-On Math Centers | 3rd Grade Math Activities, Task Cards, & Games

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This has so many great activities! I used one of them for Summer school. Students loved reviewing fractions with making ice cream scoops!
My students loved this resource!!! It was engaging, fun, and aligned to our standards. We will definitely be using this every year.
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Get your students excited about fractions with these hands-on fraction activities! These 3rd grade math centers include activities focusing on representing and comparing fractions. Inside you'll find 10 fun ice cream-themed fraction games, task cards and math centers covering the 3.NF fraction standards. The activities cover parts of a whole, parts of a set, equivalent fractions, fractions on a number line, comparing fractions, and much more!

Here's ONE Way to Use This Fraction Activity Pack:

You can use this resource as an engaging-yet-rigorous fraction test prep activity! This room transformation activity pack provides a way for students to relate fractions to an interesting real-world scenario. Simply decorate your classroom like an ice cream shop and use these fraction task cards as themed math centers. Your students will love rotating through the fraction centers of this ice cream day!

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This resource was designed to use as individual stations during an ice cream themed fraction room transformation. However, the activities may be used during guided math groups or even as a buddy activity.


Here's What's Included:

  • Key Word Matching: Students will work in groups to identify important fraction key words. They will match the word to its definition and example. (Color + B&W Version)

  • Vocabulary Flip Book: Record the definition and examples of fraction key terms.

  • Frosty’s Lab: Help students understand how fractions can be used to represent a part of a group. Students will create models to help them visualize the denominator and the numerator in a group. (Color + B&W Version)

  • What's the Scoop? Understanding how the numerator and denominator in a fraction can tell us how many are in a part of a group. Students will find how many are in a part of a group by modeling fractions with manipulatives. (Color + B&W Version)

  • Fraction Challenge/ Face-Off: Students challenge the opposing team to see who has the largest fraction! Students will compare fractions with different numerators and denominators. They will use the >,<, and = symbols when comparing two fractions. (Color +B&W Version)

  • Ice Cream Station: Students will review fractions of a whole. Students will create their own fraction sundae by following the fraction recipe on each card.

  • Fraction True/False Comparison: Students will break down fractions to determine whether the comparisons are true or false. (QR Codes for self-checking included!)

  • Scoops on a Line: Students will scoot around the room to locate fractions on a number line. (Color +B&W Version)

  • Scooping up Fractions: Students will solve a variety of fraction-related questions to move across the game board.

  • Fraction Craft: Students will build an ice cream sundae using their own fractions.

Direction sheets (for teachers & students), response sheets, and answer keys are included for all activities!



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“Absolutely LOVED this resource! My third graders were struggling with fractions and after doing this activity with them, they really understood fractions in a whole new way!” - Ashley R. ⭐⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️



★ CCSS3.NF.A.1 - Understand a fraction 1/ as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into equal parts; understand a fraction / as the quantity formed by parts of size 1/.

★ CCSS3.NF.A.2 - Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line diagram.

★ CCSS3.NF.A.3 - Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.

(See full list of standards below.)



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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Understand a fraction 1/𝘣 as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into 𝘣 equal parts; understand a fraction 𝘢/𝑏 as the quantity formed by 𝘢 parts of size 1/𝘣.
Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line diagram.
Represent a fraction 1/𝘣 on a number line diagram by defining the interval from 0 to 1 as the whole and partitioning it into 𝘣 equal parts. Recognize that each part has size 1/𝘣 and that the endpoint of the part based at 0 locates the number 1/𝘣 on the number line.
Represent a fraction 𝘢/𝘣 on a number line diagram by marking off 𝘢 lengths 1/𝘣 from 0. Recognize that the resulting interval has size 𝘢/𝘣 and that its endpoint locates the number 𝘢/𝘣 on the number line.
Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.


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