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Fraction Activities

I don't know about you but I am always on the hunt for new and exciting ways to teach fractions.  I have compiled this collection for you which includes my favorite fraction activities.  Children's literature, professional resource book, video clips, project idea, innovative manipulatives and exit tickets included.  This collection will have you well on your way to planning an engaging unit on fractions.
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Fraction Activities
  • scholastic.com
    scholastic.com

    Using LEGO to Build Math Concepts

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    Jenn Fowler says:
    Manipulatives are a powerful tool to reinforce mathematical concepts and thinking. Lego, a non-traditional manipulative, is an excellent tool to represent fractions. This blog will provide you with strategies to get your started with the following concepts: using lego to model part-part-whole, as well as how to represent different fraction models.  Let your creativity run wild, challenge your students to see what they come up with.
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    Exit tickets are an excellent tool to assess students understanding.  They can be used to create guided math groupings, adjust your lessons, to review concepts, or create student groupings. In this exit ticket, students are given a variety of word problems and asked to show equivalent fractions, simplest form, visual model, compare fractions, and more.  A quick and effective way to gather student data.
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    Challenge your students to think outside of the box and represent five different fractions using pizza toppings.  In this activity, students create word problems, equivalent fractions and more. Great culminating activity, that could be followed up with a make your own personal pizza party celebration. I love baking and cooking with my classes and frequently incorporated celebrations in my math classroom to increase student motivation. This google doc comes with instructions included.
  • Khan Academy

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    khanacademy.org
    khanacademy.org
    Jenn Fowler says:
    Khan Academy provides you with a wealth of video resources at your fingertips. Videos are a great way to explain difficult concepts to students.  My students love being able to rewatch sections of the videos for clarification at home. You can incorporate them as a part of your lesson to introduce a concept, remedial support for struggling students or enrichment.  Many lessons have activities to practice concepts.
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    This free printable allows students to connect the picture fraction model to the number in a number sentence.  Included in this package is spin and cover as well as equivalent fraction flipbooks.
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    I love incorporating children's literature into my lessons, particularly during the Minds On portion of my three part math lessons.  Storytelling is a powerful tool for students and can be useful when introducing a new topic, or vocabulary.  This site boasts a wealth of titles that will get students excited about fractions. You can borrow these titles for free from your local library.  Why not treat yourself and purchase your favorite title to add it to your classroom collection.
  • Fractions Math Circle

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    teacherspayteachers.com
    teacherspayteachers.com
    Jenn Fowler says:
    This Fractions Circle resource will get your students excited about learning fractions. This resource incorporates drama and movement and will have your students up, moving and working together to make and model fractions in the math classroom.  Utilizes kinesthetic multiple intelligence. Runde's Room has phenomenal resources in a variety of subjects. One of my favorite TpT sellers! Check out her store for more great ideas.
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    Uncomplicating Fractions is taking teacher professional book clubs by storm. Fractions has always been a tricky concept for many students to master.  This resource provides meaningful and practical strategies to assist you with tailoring your fractions instruction and assessment to meet the needs of your students. Let Marian Small, uncomplicate fractions learning in your classroom, get your copy today!