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...

## 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...

## 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...

## Multiplying Mixed Numbers Activity {FREE Puzzles}

To be completely honest, I used to dread it. Teaching multiplying mixed numbers by mixed numbers could become messy business. The steps were numerous, and one little mistake guarantees that the problem will be wrong. That all changed when I learned how to model multiplying mixed number by mixed numbers. This abstract concept now made sense to me, and I could help my children visualize it too. This once tedious process, became fun as we drew out Keep Reading...

## Subtracting Mixed Numbers Printable Board Game {FREE}

Ask a second or third-grade teacher what their students are struggling with and you might hear subtracting with regrouping. Ask an upper elementary teacher the same question, and you may not hear a different answer. Their answer may just involve fractions. Regrouping is difficult and when you add fractions, it can seem like an insurmountable challenge. Just like any arduous math concept, interactive notebooks, manipulatives, and games can make 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...

## Weekly Math Freebie Round Up

Welcome to the weekly round up of the best math teaching resources from around the web! I love searching for the best, most engaging math lessons, games and activities, saving you the time of searching! :) Do you have a fun and FREE math teaching resource to share with other educators? Send me a link so I can share it here! Kindergarten-2nd Grade: Download some Fall math word problems from Corkboard Connections. This freebie includes 2 Keep Reading...

## Weekly Math Freebie Round Up

Welcome to the weekly round up of the best math teaching resources from around the web! Each week I search and dig for fantastic math lessons, ideas, games and more for grades K-12 so you don't have to! Do you have a fun and free math resource to share with other math educators? Send me a link so I can share it here! :) Kindergarten-2nd Grade: How cute is this Johnny Appleseed Subtraction game? I've already grabbed a copy for my son Keep Reading...