{Printable} Back to School: Fractions

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

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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12 comments

Leanne Noble on Facebook January 25, 2012 - 5:38 AM

Love it! How simple but effective.

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Deanne Buck on Facebook January 25, 2012 - 5:44 AM

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

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Kate Sins January 25, 2012 - 6:19 AM

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.

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Mtomsey77 January 25, 2012 - 7:01 AM

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

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Jan Blanch on Facebook January 25, 2012 - 8:02 AM

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

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Ana De Amaral on Facebook January 25, 2012 - 8:25 AM

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

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Oopsiemumma January 25, 2012 - 10:34 AM

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

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Ailsa January 25, 2012 - 11:08 AM

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

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Bette January 25, 2012 - 3:19 PM

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.

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Julie January 25, 2012 - 4:51 PM

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!

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Lisa January 25, 2012 - 5:19 PM

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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