The symbols we use to represent fractions can confuse students who are just learning about the concept. Help your students understand the idea of fractions and fraction equivalency by using these fraction strips with words BEFORE introducing the symbols for each fraction.
Color set of labeled fraction strips (using words: half, third, etc.)
Blank set of colored fraction strips (be creative!)
White set of labeled fraction strips (using words)
Blank white fraction strips (kids can write the words themselves)
I hope these help your students master fractions. This was a game changer in my classroom!