# Understanding Fractions

## This is another free resource for teachers and families from The Curriculum Corner.

You can work on helping your third graders with understanding fractions and equal parts using this collection.

We have created this collection to help with teaching and practicing.

Within this post you will find a collection of resources designed to help you build your students’ understanding of fractions and equal parts.

## Looking at this understanding fractions collection

The first is a PowerPoint designed to help teach your students about equal parts.

## (An Instructional PowerPoint)

First, you will find 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

Next, is our printable fraction practice collection.

You will have a variety of assessment, practice and center activities to choose from. These will 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.

First, 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.

We also have a set of eight task cards and an engaging “I have…Who has…?” game.

In addition, we have also are giving you 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:

Instructional PowerPoint Presentation

Printable Resources

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.

You might also like these other math freebies we have created:

Thank you to Glitter Meets Glue for the fraction clip art.

As with all of our resources, The Curriculum Corner creates these for free classroom use. Our products may not be sold. You may print and copy for your personal classroom use. These are also great for home school families!

You may not modify and resell in any form. Please let us know if you have any questions.

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Tuesday 2nd of February 2021

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Shirley F.

Monday 1st of February 2021

Either I'm not understanding what you've done with the fraction puzzle or you have some errors. There are fractions that don't match the picture or any picture - about 4 or 5 of them. I remember two pieces with 5/6 but no pictures that were 5/6. There were others, too. I'm teaching fractions to a special needs child with severe executive function disabilities, so we have to go slow. This frustrated him having inaccurate manipulatives. Otherwise, they would be great tools.

Jill & Cathy

Saturday 20th of March 2021

Thank you for letting us know! They have been corrected.

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Thursday 10th of May 2018

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educreateblog

Monday 6th of November 2017

Love these too! I always had a difficult time teaching fractions to my students. They had a tough time understanding the concept unless I used manipulatives, but sometimes the problem or situation just did not call for it. It's a tough subject to teach!