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...

## 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 free teaching resources from around the web! Each week I share my favorite ideas, free lessons, games and more for grades K-12! Have a fun and FREE resource to share with other educators? Send me a link so I can share it here! Kindergarten-2nd Grade: I love this unique way to practice addition and subtraction from The Measured Mom! All you need are some dice and markers. And this simple tic-tac-toe Keep Reading...

## Earth Day Color a Fraction Pack! {FREE}

Did you know that Earth Day is coming up on April 22? I'm usually pretty oblivious to things like this, and then come up with holiday-themed ideas too late (yeah, that fantastic post on learning math with Peeps...missed it. Seriously, why was Easter so early this year?). But when I saw this cute Earth clip art, I knew I could put together a fun, Earth Day fraction math pack! These activities build on one another, offering a variety of options to Keep Reading...