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This 33 page resource contains six different fraction riddle resources which provide students practice in identifying fractional parts in lowest terms, understanding equivalent fractions as well as identifying basic percents. It is a fun and engaging way to utilize these math concepts while keeping the students actively involved. Specific words are provided, and the students are to figure out the correct fractional part of each particular word. (Example: The first 1/3 of LEDGER which would be LE.) If each fractional part is correctly identified, when the students write the fractional parts on the lines provided, a new word is created. Each group of new words becomes a riddle or the answer to the riddle.
It is important that students understand that a fraction and a percent represent the same thing; so, in the Snow Riddles handout, (page 13) 25%, 50%, 75% and 100% are introduced.
In March Riddles, specific questions are asked to acquaint the students with fun facts about the month of March. April Riddles introduces the students to several interesting historical facts that occurred in this month.
For each month, there are between 7-11 word fraction riddles; so, there are numerous ways to practice recognizing fractional parts, understanding equivalent fractions, identifying basic percents (25%, 50%, 75% 100%), and reducing fractions to lowest terms.
Instead of completing all of the monthly riddles in one day, the puzzles may be divided up and used as a focus activity, when a student finishes early, or when there is a short amount of time left before the next class or activity. An individual puzzle may be given each day, or the riddles can be interspersed throughout the week or month. Answers are included at the end of each month’s activities. The complete resource features six months (January, February, March, April, October, December) and contains a total of 49 fraction riddles.
If you prefer, each month of fraction riddles may be purchased separately; however, this resource bundles all six months for a discounted price; so, you will save about 20% by buying this item.
If you wish to purchase the fraction riddles by months only, the links are listed below. Just click on the title.
Also available on TPT is an 86 page fraction bundle: