Are your students ready for an **introduction to fractions**? Food is always such a great motivator when it comes to math, ha! So this Thanksgiving, provide a little extra fraction practice using these **Thanksgiving Fractions Puzzles and digital challenges**. Using Thanksgiving turkeys and pies, help your kids to see and write fractions as parts of a whole. And when you’re ready, use these visuals to begin comparing, adding and subtracting fractions!

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**Printable Thanksgiving Fractions Puzzles:**

If you’re meeting in person, or looking for some fun fraction practice for kids to do from home, start with this set of printable Thanksgiving fractions puzzles.

This set includes **12 different puzzles**, covering basic fractions such as 1/2, 1/4, 2/3 and 3/4.

To use them, simply **print out the puzzle pages**, laminate each page (for added durability) and then cut out the different puzzle pieces.

Then mix up all the puzzle pieces and allow students to **match the written fraction** with the **visual pictures of pumpkin pies**.

Note that all the puzzle pieces *are the same shape*, so these will not be self checking.

You can allow kids to **work with a partner** to check each other and discuss them, or you can **add corresponding numbers to the back of each piece** before you print them out.

For example, on the first puzzle, **write a 1** on the **back of each side of the puzzle**.

Then when you cut out all the pieces and students match them up, **they can flip over the pieces to see if the numbers match**.

Do note though, that some of the puzzles have **different pictures for the same fraction**. So you may want to use the same number for all the 1/2 representations, for example, that way no matter which pieces students match, they will see that they got it right.

**Digital Thanksgiving Fractions for Google Slides:**

If you are wanting a paperless option, or are teaching virtually, there’s an option here for you!

This free download also includes a link to **4 interactive Google Slides**.

On each slide, there are **3 pictures of pumpkin pie fractions**. Then there are **drag and drop check marks**, so students can drag a **check to the written fraction** that matches each picture.

Once you make a copy of the slides for yourself, you can **assign one slide at a time** to your students through Google Classroom, you can **assign all of them at once**, or you can use these **during a virtual class meeting to discuss together**.

**Making Sense of Fractions:**

If you are discussing each picture together, you can **extend the problems** and help students **build fraction sense** by asking a follow up question: “*How much of the pie has been eaten?*”

This will help students to see that the two parts of each pie are equal to one whole. For example, if the remaining pie is equal to 1/3, then the amount of pie that has been eaten must be 2/3.

You can also use this to **discuss equivalent fractions**, since sometimes the picture shows 2/4 slices, but the written fraction is 1/2.

**Exploring Fractions with Chocolate Bars:**

*Looking for more meaningful, hands on fraction practice with food? Chocolate bars make the perfect introduction to a variety of fraction concepts because of the way they are divided.*

*This collection includes engaging lessons to explore reading & writing fractions, equivalent fractions, comparing fractions & adding & subtracting fractions.*

**Buy the complete Candy Bar Fraction Set HERE!**

**FREE Thanksgiving Fractions Resources:**

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**Find More Thanksgiving Math Below:**

- Thanksgiving Math for Kindergarten | FREE Printable Pack
- Thanksgiving Math & Logic Puzzles | Ages 9+
- Ultimate Collection of Pumpkin Themed Math Activities

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