1. Today I would like to share with you some games to practice converting improper fractions to mixed numbers and the reverse. Students often need to turn mixed numbers into improper fractions to add, subtract, multiply and divide fractions. They need to convert improper fractions into mixed numbers to get a …

  2. In today’s post, I would like to share some simple games for the introduction level of fractions. The game boards have simple visuals to help students recognize different fractions, and match equivalent ones. We have shared some games with visuals to practice completing one and matching equivalent fractions before, however, …

  3. Both educators and parents agree that fractions and their operations are one of the most difficult concepts for students to grasp. What makes fractions so challenging for students? The introduction of the concept of fractions comes with a new vocabulary, new rules, new symbols, and the new concept of values between zero …

  4. The division of fractions is often a challenging concept for students. Providing visual explanations and activities that include visuals helps them grasp the meaning of the division of fractions and gain a deep understanding. Keep in mind that before starting with the division of fractions students must have a concrete …

  5. 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 …

  6. 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 color pencil for each player (different colors) The players take turns rolling the two dice. Every time they use the two numbers …

  7. 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 …

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