Hands-on fraction activities give kids a chance to visualize how fractions work! Understanding fractions is a very important concept that kids will need from here on out!
Check out this first fraction activity below...
Just grab a regular deck of cards, and you're ready to get the fraction fun started!
"Order Me Some Fractions"
Materials: A regular deck of playing cards; remove the jokers and face cards.
Number of Players: 2 or more.
Math Skills: Ordering fractions from least to greatest
How to Play:
1) Pick one player to shuffle and deal the cards.
2) The dealer deals out four cards face-down to each player. After dealing each player their four cards, the dealer places the remaining cards face-down in the middle of the table.
3) The players look at their four cards and create any two proper fractions (smaller number in the numerator) from their four cards.
Object of Game:
4) Each player places the two fractions they created in order, from least to greatest, the smallest fraction on the left.
5) All of the players check the other player's two fractions to see if they are in the correct order: from least to greatest.
After the round is over, players place their used cards in a discard pile, which will be shuffled and re-used after all the face-down cards in the middle of the table have been used up.
6) The first player to earn 10 points, wins the game!
Give your child measuring spoons and measuring cups. Have them pour 1 cup of water into a glass. Then have them guess:
How about some Pizza Fractions!
Let Pizza Night turn into a delicious, and fraction-filled time of learning with the kids. Have your child figure out how many pieces of pizza each person in the group should have if each one is to have the same number of pieces.
Kids learn fractions better with visual aids and hands-on activities. In other words, mix it up a bit and have some fun.
What fraction skills do your your kids to master:
Fraction Concepts can be hard to grasp for some kids, but having a variety of fraction activities at your disposal will help make learning fractions fun.
Using different activities that are fun and engaging will help students build a solid foundation in their knowledge of fractions.
Check out these online fraction games as well.
It's pretty common for elementary students in the same grade to be at different levels when it comes to their fraction skills, so as best as you can, to try match the fraction activity with where the student is in their understanding of fractions.
Stay tuned, as I'll also be organizing the fraction activities / games into grade levels as you can see below: