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{Printable} Back to School: Fractions

When my kids are finding something hard to understand at school I try and help them further at home, be it spelling, telling time or handwriting.  Over the next few day’s I will share with you some resources that have been a fantastic help to us.

Fractions is a hard concept to grasp, my kids struggled last year to understand it.  I have tried purchasing board games thinking they would help, however some of the fraction pieces they need to learn such as 1/3 wasn’t included.  So instead I created this sheet up below and stuck it to each of the kids cupboards to help them learn.

Cooking has been a great experience measuring and picking the correct cup size to what is asked in the recipe.

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1022895517 Leanne Noble on Facebook

    Love it! How simple but effective.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=817510101 Deanne Buck on Facebook

    I’m eager for qfont so I can start practicing my hand writing to teach my children

  • http://www.ourlittlesins.com Kate Sins

    This is great kat, thanks for sharing. Fractions are hard but so important all through life! Learning properly and really understanding will be so much easier with something like this.

  • Mtomsey77

    this is visually a great idea, although my kids are only starting Grade 1 this year and not quite at this stage yet, i think i will print it out regardless. I totally agree with the cooking though, i try to teach them fractions whenever we bake together

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=837834125 Jan Blanch on Facebook

    just printed this out and went through it with my 6 year old son who understood it. such an easy way to teach fractions. baking is also a great idea that i also do with my kids

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=752966627 Ana De Amaral on Facebook

    had i had things like this back in the day at school, i would have been ace at maths!!!

  • Oopsiemumma

    That’s awesome! Thank-you have printed it and stuck it on the wall already.

  • Ailsa

    Thank you so much. It’s just what I’ve been looking for!

  • http://www.bettesmusings.com/ Bette

    Katrina,

    Another way to help them visualise their fractions is for each child to make their own fraction wall. This is an activity we do with Year 7s in class.

  • Julie

    Thanks Katrina, this will be a big help to my oldest son. I love your blog by the way, I find lots of your tips very helpful and useful, keep up the fantastic work!

  • Lisa

    I wish I’d had this a couple of years ago. Thought you might like this site – it helped my daughter (and me) a lot – http://www.helpingwithmath.com/ – we used it extensively for all sorts of fraction work like improper fractions etc. It has great explanations, and test pages.

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