Fractions

Explore resources designed to improve fractions instruction in elementary and middle school.

Explore the subtopics below to learn more about the recommended practices:

To learn more about the research underlying these practices, view the IES Practice Guide, Developing Effective Fractions Instruction for Kindergarten Through 8th Grade.

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Using a Number Line to Teach Fractions

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Elementary school teachers demonstrate the use of an open number line with two scales for adding and subtracting fractions and explain why the open number line can be a valuable tool for students...

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Teaching Fractions in Grade 2

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Watch a second-grade teacher describe a review lesson designed to check understanding of fractions, decimals, and percents. This classroom presentation was shown in the topic National Mathematics...

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Representations of Part-Whole Relationships

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Listen to how a math coach works with second graders on fair sharing and fraction equivalence challenges. The lesson culminates with students exploring parts of a whole and equivalencies,...

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Equal Sharing in Grade 1

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Watch a teacher guide students through a problem set requiring fair sharing of objects and sets of objects. Using Sharing Cookies Worksheets, she provides differentiated challenges based on...

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A Learning Trajectory for Fractions

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Mathematics coaches describe what they’ve observed about how children deepen their understanding of fractions. They unpack the skills required to perform fraction operations using a technique...

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Partitive and Measurement Fraction Problems

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Dr. Brendefur uses two context problems to distinguish between partitive and measurement fraction problems. These two slides illustrate the differences between the two problems and demonstrate the...

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Fraction Strip Game: Cover Up

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A third-grade teacher uses this game to help students understand unit fractions and equivalences. Students work in pairs, following instructions to play two variations of the game. Making and Using...

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Fraction Tracks Game

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Fifth graders play this game to practice working with equivalent fractions, as seen in Fraction Game on Number Lines. Included are a game board and instructions for the game, including how to...

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Frank's Fresh Farm Produce

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View a problem assigned to elementary school students that required the use of a double number line, and the solutions that groups of students developed. View the students working on the problem in...

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Ratio, Rate, and Proportion Problems

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This collection of twelve ratio, rate, and proportion problems was contributed by expert Dr. Jim Lewis and includes his comments on solutions and notes about the potential difficulties students may...

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Dumb Friends League Problem

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Students work on this set of real-world problems about placing homeless dogs in animal shelters. The problems require comparison of fractions as seen in Grade 5 Number Talk. Related Media and...

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Web Shots for Spiderman Problem

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Students use this worksheet to record findings from exploration with Cuisenaire Rods as they build a foundation for working with equivalent fractions. Their work is shown in Solving a Real-World...

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