This collection can be used to help your students with understanding fractions and equal parts.
We have created a collection of resources designed to help you build your students’ understanding of fractions and equal parts.
This assortment includes a variety of options for you to teach your students about fractions. There are two different downloads available. Both resources are can be found at the bottom of this post.
Teaching about Equal Parts
(An Instructional PowerPoint)
The first resource you will find at the bottom is a PowerPoint presentation designed to help you with your initial instruction of fractions. You will find definitions as well as examples and some class practice slides.
Each slide’s features are animated and can be moved on/forward by the click of your mouse. These are designed as an interactive instructional piece and not meant to stand alone for students to work through on their own. They are meant to serve as the start of discussions about equal parts and fractions.
Save and open this PowerPoint file. You can then select “reading view” so that the PowerPoint will display correctly on your interactive white board. To trigger the animations and transition between slides, simply click on your mouse. You will be unable to make changes to the background but you will be able to change the wording to fit your specific needs if you desire.
Printables for Understanding Fractions Practice
The second resource is our printable collection. We have provided a variety of assessment, practice and center activities to help students understand and master fractions.
The printables begin with “I Can” standards for classroom display. We have included the statements that match common 3rd grade fraction standards.
The first center set we have provided is a card sort that deals with understanding that fractions are equal parts of a whole.
Moving from there is a set of cards where students will need to match a picture with a card that states the number of equal parts in the whole.
Next we have provided a set of 15 black and white fraction puzzles featuring cupcakes. Print on card stock, print and laminate for a center to help students practice their understanding of fractions.
After that is a similar cupcake themed set but is designed as a colorful 3-card matching card game where students are required to match a picture, with the fraction represented in numbers AND words.
A set of eight task cards and an engaging “I have…Who has…?” game round out our center resources for fractions. We have also included various skill pages and Exit Tickets for you to use as needed for practice and/or assessment.
Click on the following links to reach the two understanding fractions resources described above:
One of the fonts used in the PowerPoints is Java Kick BTN . If you wish to make changes to suit your needs, you will need this font downloaded on your computer. The rest are standard fonts.
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Thank you to Glitter Meets Glue on Teachers Pay Teachers for the fun background papers.