Giving five fractions to a child and saying, "Please put these in order from largest to smallest," can be quite daunting. But there are so many strategies that they can use to make it a little easier. One way is to start by just comparing two fractions, and another way is to have the children order fraction models. These simple comparing fractions cut and paste worksheets use visual models rather than just fractions, helping to support kids' Keep Reading...

## Developing Fraction Sense Using Benchmark Fractions

In the early years, a child's math education should focus on developing number sense. In other words, helping them to understand numbers in lots of different ways, and to be fluid in how they use numbers and work with numbers to solve problems. As kids progress through school, they begin to be introduced to fractions. And since fractions are in fact numbers, we want kids to be as fluent and comfortable using and manipulating fractions as they are Keep Reading...