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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Focus on Fraction Operations

Fractions > Fractions Operations > See How It Works

This PowerPoint covers the content of a staff development session for math coaches and teachers about how to teach fraction operations. Multiply or Divide? shows a portion of the workshop in which...

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Web Shots for Spiderman Problem

Fractions > Fractions Operations > See How It Works

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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Dumb Friends League Problem

Fractions > Fractions Operations > See How It Works

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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Partitive and Measurement Fraction Problems

Fractions > Fractions as Numbers > See How It Works

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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Frank's Fresh Farm Produce

Fractions > Fractions as Numbers > See How It Works

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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Fraction Tracks Game

Fractions > Fractions as Numbers > See How It Works

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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Fraction Strip Game: Cover Up

Fractions > Fractions as Numbers > See How It Works

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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Same Parts, Different Whole: Lesson Plan and Worksheet

Fractions > Fractions Concepts > See How It Works

A fourth-grade teacher’s lesson on finding fractional parts of rectangular arrays and a group of objects requires students to compare the same fractional parts of different-size wholes. Related...

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Sharing Cookies Worksheet

Fractions > Fractions Concepts > See How It Works

As seen in Equal Sharing in Grade 1, a teacher uses the progressively more difficult sharing challenges on this worksheet to differentiate instruction. Related Files: Equal Sharing in...

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Fractions With Cuisinaire Rods

Fractions > Fractions Concepts > See How It Works

Students use the worksheet to record their explorations of equivalent fractions using Cuisenaire Rods. Their work is shown in Representations of Part-Whole Relationships. Related Media and...

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Planning for Real-World Problems for Ratio, Rate, Proportion

Fractions > Ratio, Rate, Proportion > Overview & Tools

This planning tool helps middle-grade teachers develop practice problems based in real-world contexts that require students to work with ratios, rates, and proportions. Related Media and...

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Analyzing Student Work: Ratios

Fractions > Ratio, Rate, Proportion > Overview & Tools

Math coaches can use this analysis tool to help teachers review student work with ratios and determine what concepts and procedures students have grasped and where they may be...

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