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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

How Are You Going to Teach Fractions?

Here are 12 books about fractions. 

You may watch the video to see the inside pages of each book. 

Scroll down for activities to go along with the books to help you teach about fractions.


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12 Fraction Books in 12 Minutes



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#1 

Fraction Fun by David Adler

 fraction fun book for kids

In this book, students learn about fractions with pizza and money. They learn about the numerator and denominator. The pages are very colorful in identifying and comparing fractions. There are 3 activities within this book with paper plates, weighing tissues and drawing on graph paper.

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#2

Pizza Counting by Christina Dobson

 pizza counting fractions book

This book shows pictures of some creative pizzas using math concepts. Most concepts are addition; however, a few pages do address fractions. Fun facts are included about pizzas throughout the book.

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#3

Fraction Action by Loreen Leedy

 fraction action book for kids

This book begins by teaching students about halves, thirds and fourths. The students in the book give examples of each. Your students would enjoy sharing their own examples as well. In the last half of the book, there are three mini stories about fractions in the real world. 

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#4


 fractions as parts of a whole book

In this book, the author uses comical characters to show how fractions work by splitting whole objects into parts. The divide everything from pieces of pizza to groups of people into halves, thirds, tenths and more. Rhyming words are also used in this book.

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#5


 fractions definition

This book introduces halves, thirds and fourths with intriguing puzzles and geometric images. 

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#6


 the wishing club a story about fractions

Petey wishes on the first star he sees, but instead of the dollar he hopes for, he gets only a quarter. The next night his little brother Joey wishes for a cookie--and gets just half of one. The twins, Sally and Samantha, don't fare much better. Try as they might, the children each wind up with a fraction of what they wished for. Can they figure out how to combine their wishes to wind up with one whole, happy pet?

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#7

Working With Fractions by David A. Adler

 working with fractions book for kids

This book uses a birthday party to help students learn about fractions. The pages are full of color and details. Students use fractions with pizza, cake, children, money, and more! They also learn about the numerator and denominator. There is an activity using sheets of paper that students could do along with the book. 

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#8

Superhero School by Aaron Reynolds

 superhero school fraction books

This is fun book about a boy that headed off to Superhero School! However, he didn't think it was very fun because they were only teaching him math concepts. When ice zombies kidnap the teachers, the boy and his classmates must use math concepts, including fractions, to save the day! 

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#9

Piece = Part = Portion by Scott Gifford

 fractions decimals percents with pizza for kids math

This is a simple, little book showing how to write fractions as decimals and percents. Your students will love the real life photographs!

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#10 


 jump kangaroo jump literature book about fractions for kids math

This is a cute story about animals participating in a field day. Your students will learn about fractions as the animals divide into team for a tug-of-war, canoeing race and a swimming relay race. 



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#11 

Polar Bear Math: Learning About Fractions from Klondike and Snow 
 by Ann Whitehead Nagda and Cindy Bickel

 winter math polar bear fractions literature book

Student will love reading about two baby polar bear cubs who were abandoned by their mamma. They were handraised at teh Denver Zoo. The right hand pages tell the story about the cubs growing healthy. The left hand pages tell how fractions were used while raising the bears.

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#12

Fractions = Trouble! by Claudia Mills

 fractions literature book for kids


This is a story about a boy who has always struggled with math. Now, his parents are getting him a tutor to help him learn fractions! Your students will enjoy this 113 page book about math, fractions, family ties and friendship.

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Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Do You Need Some FREE Ideas to Teach Fractions?

Are you looking for some fun activities to teach students about equivalent fractions?

Read below for 12 free teaching ideas!

Equivalent Fractions Teachers Pay Teachers Promoting-Success

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Watch this video for six activity ideas to teach equivalent fractions! 

Then scroll down for 6 more ideas!



And now for 6 more ideas...

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#7 Pizza and Paper Plates

Pizza is always a high interest topic for students. 

Student may create their own pizzas with paper plates.

Step 1:  Students color the outer edge of the paper plate for the crust.
Step 2: Students color the inner circle of the paper plate for the sauce.
Step 3: Students cut various shapes from colored construction paper for pizza toppings and glue them onto the "sauce".
Step 4:  When the pizza is dry, turn it over and draw lines for equal fractional parts.  For example, for fourths, draw a line vertically and horizontally.  Cut the pizza.
Step 5: Students may make several kinds of pizza to demonstrate different fractions. (halves, fourths, sixths and eighths)

Click the picture to head over to this blog to see how a paper plate pizza is made:

 paper plate pizza fractions

If you're not feeling crafty or don't have classroom time for it, you may wish to purchase these great resources from our Amazon Associate store:


 pizza fractions for kids math centers stations


 magnetic pizza fractions for kids

You may also like these printable worksheets from our TpT store:

 pizza fractions worksheets for 3rd 4th grade math


free fractions pizza worksheets


Click HERE to download a free fractions worksheet.

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#8 Playing Cards

Fractions Game - Click HERE for free directions.


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Click HERE for directions to play a SLAP FRACTIONS game from Education World.

 fractions games with playing cards

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You may also like these fractions playing cards:


 fractions playing cards


This 49-card set corresponds exactly to a set of Fraction Bars. Excellent for moving students from the concrete Fraction Bars model to the abstract conceptualization of fractions.

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#9 Task Cards

Brain research supports the connection between movement and learning. Evidence from imaging sources, anatomical studies, and clinical data shows that moderate movement enhances cognitive processing. Task cards offer an easy way to allow movement in the classroom while increasing student achievement!

These FREE samplers will help get you started!

 3rd grade fractions free task cards games





 free 5th grade math fractions task cards games activities


 how to use task cards in your classroom


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#10 Journal Writing 


Students may write fraction word problems in their math journals. On the top half of the left side, have the students write a word problem with fractions. On the bottom half of the left side, draw a picture to represent the word problem.  On the top half of the right side, the students will write key details and  a number sentence for the problem. On the bottom half of the right side, students will solve the problem and check their work.



 math journals

 steps to solving math word problems

Here are some fraction word problems to help get your students started:

 fraction word problems

Click HERE for even more printable word problems.

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#11 Online Fraction Games 


There are many great websites for free online fraction games. 





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#12 Cyberchase Fraction Videos

Click HERE for free fun videos that introduce numerators, denominators and fractions.

 fractions videos for kids

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You may also like these Amazon Associate fraction resources:


 equivalent fractions cubes

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