Build fraction sense and deepen understanding by challenging kids to see and name fractions on a number line. This FREE set of clip cards makes practice with fractions easy! Do your kids struggle to understand that fractions represent a quantity that is between 0 and 1? This tends to trip up so many students. Maybe even those who seem to have a good understanding and maybe can even correctly compute with fractions! This is a vital Keep Reading...

## {FREE} Comparing Fractions Cut & Paste Practice with Visual Models

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...

## {FREE} Get Them in Order: Comparing Fractions Game

For many kids, wrapping their head around fractions-what they are, what they represent, how they're used-is a huge challenge. And at first glance, comparing fractions makes no sense, because it seems to go against what they've been previously taught (bigger value=bigger number). In order to work with and compute with fractions, kids need to have a strong fraction sense, and this includes understanding how fractions compare to each other. This Keep Reading...

## Low Prep Fraction Coloring Pages with Twinderella {FREE}

Finding new and engaging ways to introduce kids to fractions can be challenging. But to really comprehend what fractions are, how they are represented and how to solve problems with fractions, kids need LOTS of exposure. So I was thrilled to hear about a new, adorable picture book for kids about fractions! Twinderella, from Corey Rosen Schwartz, is a super cute retelling of the classic fairy tale. Plus, she does a marvelous job of weaving in real Keep Reading...

## Deepening Fraction Sense with Fractions Area Models

As we continue our series on developing fraction sense, hopefully by now you are feeling a little more confident and equipped. Learning about fractions doesn't have to be scary, and it doesn't have to mean hours of pencil and paper computations. Instead, the focus should be on deep understanding, using concrete, visual models. Today, I want to share a powerful visual, which students can use to compare, add, subtract, multiply and divide 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...

## Decimals on a Number Line Game that Kids LOVE!

Your kids will have so much math fun with this engaging partner game! Similar to Battleship, kids challenge each other in this decimals on a number line game. It is always exciting when we start a new math unit! There is something invigorating about knowing we have completed a chapter, and that its time to learn something new. This new unit introduces my oldest to two new concepts: large numbers up to a million, and understanding decimals. We Keep Reading...

## Brilliant Ways to Teach Math with Sticky Notes

Back to school season is upon us, and that means one very important thing: back to school sales. I am a huge school supply junkie and get so excited about the deals this time of year! Even though I'm no longer teaching in the classroom, I still stock up on things like pencils, paper, notebooks, sharpie markers, etc. But one of my favorite supplies? Sticky notes. I'm completely aware of the fact that I have more than I could ever possibly need or Keep Reading...

## The Best Books to Teach Fractions

I'm continuing my series today on teaching and exploring math with children's literature. I've had so much fun collecting and reading a variety of books, and I hope this gives you some great ideas for exploring important math concepts with your kids. Today I want to focus on books to teach fractions, because obviously there is a wonderful connection between division and fractions. In fact, many of the books I included in the book list for Keep Reading...

## Weekly Math Freebie Round Up!

Welcome to the weekly round up of fun and FREE math teaching resources here at Math Geek Mama! Check out all the great activities, lessons and games for grades K-12! Do you have a FREE teaching resource to share with others? Send me a link so I can share it here! Kindergarten-2nd Grade: I love this cute donut themed math pack from Honest Homeschool! What a great way to review as you finish up the school year! And if you're looking for Keep Reading...