Looking for a fun and hands on way to model fractions with your students? Candy bar fractions are the perfect introduction to adding and subtraction fractions with unlike denominators-plus, kids get a tasty treat when they finish! Although it is not an everyday occurrence (or monthly even), one of my favorite ways to help kids make sense of big math topics is with candy. Yes, I know we have to be careful about sugar intake, and no, my kids Keep Reading...

## St. Patrick’s Day Fractions: FREE Clip Cards

Do your kids need a little extra practice or review with equivalent fractions? Then you will love this free set of St. Patrick's Day Fractions clip cards! Easy, low-prep & self-checking! One math skill that I have found requires lots of exposure, practice and review is simplifying fractions. This is so important to master as students get into upper elementary and middle school. If students are confident finding equivalent fractions and Keep Reading...

## Valentine’s Day Color by Code: Equivalent Fractions & Decimals

Looking for low-prep Valentine's Day fraction and decimal conversion practice? This FREE coloring page is a calming activity that will challenge kids to recognize equivalent fractions & decimals. Simplifying fractions and recognizing equivalent fractions & decimals are such important math skills. They lay a foundation that will help students tackle more challenging problems in later grades and also develop students' fraction sense. So Keep Reading...

## Adorable Equivalent Fractions Robot Puzzles {FREE}

Understanding equivalent fractions is an essential part of learning and understanding fractions. And today I have a fun way for kids to practice finding fractions that are equivalent: Equivalent fractions puzzles with adorable robots! *Please note: This post contains affiliate links which support the work of this site. Read our full disclosure here.* *This is a guest post from Rachel of You've Got This Math Before Using the Equivalent Keep Reading...

## Add & Subtract Fractions Cut & Paste Activity {FREE}

I remember sitting in a classroom trying to subtract fractions with unlike denominators. There were so many steps. Finding the least common multiple, the equivalent fraction, subtracting and then simplifying. It was not easy for me, and to be honest I didn't have a clue what I was doing! In this post, I want to share simple tips and a fun add & subtract fractions activity to make this easier for you and your kids. *Please Note: This post 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...

## Visual Equivalent Fractions Game Printable {FREE}

When developing fraction sense, this is an essential part of any fraction unit. When students understand this concept it can help them compare fractions and even order them. It will even help students simplify fractions. What is it? Equivalent fractions! And like most concepts, there are numerous ways to teach it. Today I want to share a fun and simple equivalent fractions game printable that incorporates multiple 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...

## Simple and Fun Division BINGO Game: Answers as Fractions

If I were to hand my six-year-old 2 cookies and ask him to share it with each one of his siblings, he would know what to do. He would simply cut each cookie in half. Almost instinctively, he can see that he gets half, his brother gets half, and his twin siblings will each get half. In situations like that, dividing makes sense. Place a problem like 2 ÷ 4 in front of him, however, and confused looks are inevitable. So today I'm going to Keep Reading...

## Christmas Printable Fraction Board Game

Today I'm continuing my series of Christmas math freebies with another fun fraction challenge! Working with and understanding fractions can be so hard, but it doesn't have to be boring. This printable fraction game will get your kids in the Christmas spirit, and give them an opportunity to practice operations with fractions at the same time. It's perfect for kids who are ready to simplify, add and subtract fractions. *Please Note: Some of Keep Reading...