## Virtual Manipulatives – Fractions Grades 3, 4

I have started collecting virtual manipulatives for my Grades 3,4 and I have created a few slides for each concept. For fractions I like the simulations and games from PhET. About PhET PhET provides fun, free, interactive, research-based science and mathematics simulations. We extensively test and evaluate each simulation to …

## Fractions Activity Cards – equivalence, compare, complete one, addition (print and digital)

Gaining a conceptual understanding of fractions early on with visual models is critical. To avoid students memorizing rules like “ magic tricks” to come up with the answers and then forgetting or misremembering them it is important to help them understand where these rules come from. Teachers provide visual models …

## Fraction Four (Make one)

Fraction Four (make a whole) is a fun game to practice fractions with visual help. Material Print-out of the game board Two dice 6 with sides. A colored pencil for each player (different colors) The players take turns rolling the two dice. Every time they use the two numbers from …

## Fraction Four (equivalent Fractions)+google slides version

Fraction Four (equivalent fractions) is a fun simple game to practice equivalent fractions with visual help. The players roll dice or spin a spinner to get a fraction. Then they find an equivalent of their fraction on the board. The first player to make four in a row wins. The …

## Fraction Escape game -complete one whole, equivalent fractions (+google slides version)

Fraction Escape (make one) can be played as a single-player or multiplayer game. It helps the players add fractions to one with visual help. A low-floor high-ceiling game that can be played by all players. Some students will start with simple fractions and some will move on to the more …

## Fractions Escape (equivalent fractions)

Fractions Escape (equivalent fractions) can be played as a single-player or multiplayer game. It helps the players identify and practice equivalent fractions with visual help. A low-floor high ceiling game that can be played by all students. Some students will start with simple fractions and some will move on to …

## Fractions Card Games

We all know that in order to be able to solve equivalent fractions problems students should understand multiplication and division well and know their multiplication and division facts. However, my experience has shown me that children are successful in understanding these concepts when they have a lot of practice with …

## Learning Fractions

What makes fractions challenging for students? I recently came across a few articles about teaching fractions and realized that educators and parents share the opinion that fractions and their operations are one of the most difficult concepts for students to grasp. Learning the various fraction operations (addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, comparing, simplifying) …