Welcome to day 7 of “The 12 Days of Christmas Printables” here at Math Geek Mama! Today and tomorrow I want to share some resources to help your students familiarize themselves with fractions and equivalent fractions. Today I have a set of “color a fraction” which is a great way to review and practice for what I’ll be sharing tomorrow. So I hope you enjoy these fun Christmas fraction worksheets, and be sure to come back tomorrow for a printable fraction board game!
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Christmas “Color a Fraction” Pages:
This download includes a variety of fraction worksheets.
The first 2 worksheets are designed for younger kids, to help them recognize the meaning of a fraction.
On the first two pages, the Santa is divided into equal parts, matching an already reduced fraction.
One might state, “color 1/2,” for example, and the Santa is already divided into 2 equal parts.
You might use these pages as an opportunity to discuss fractions as part of a whole. I would also read the problems as, “color 3 out of 5 parts,” to reinforce this understanding.
Simplifying Fractions Worksheets:
If your kids are beyond this basic understanding and are ready for more of a challenge, you can use the second two pages.
The second two pages in this download include fractions that are not reduced to simplest form. The Santa, however, is divided into equal parts that are reduced.
One problem, for example, says, “Color 3/6” but the Santa is only divided into 2 equal parts.
This will provide kids with an opportunity to practice simplifying fractions, as well as recognizing equivalent fractions.
This can also help them to work on factoring and dividing as they try to find the easiest way to reduce the fraction.
Hands on Fraction Practice:
I hope this Christmas you will also look for ways to practice fractions in real life. With all the baking and tree decorating, you should have ample opportunities! Here are a few suggestions to get you started:
- When decorating your tree, determine what fraction of ornaments are red (or gold or silver, etc)
- Or determine what fraction of lights are blinking and what fraction stays on (or what fraction of lights don’t work at all!)
- During your holiday baking, practice measuring fractions and talk about what you’re doing. For instance, if you need 3/4 cup of flour, ask your child how many fourths you need to measure.
- Or double or triple a cookie recipe to share with friends and family. Practice multiplying those fractions in the process!
And of course, be sure to grab this fun set of Christmas fraction worksheets to get you started! And check back tomorrow for a Christmas fraction board game!
Need more fraction practice? Try one of these activities:
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