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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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  • Love it! How simple but effective.ReplyCancel

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

  • 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.ReplyCancel

  • 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 togetherReplyCancel

  • 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 kidsReplyCancel

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

  • Oopsiemumma

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

  • Ailsa

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

  • 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.ReplyCancel

  • 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!ReplyCancel

  • 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.ReplyCancel

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