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

Love it! How simple but effective.

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

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.

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

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

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!!!

Oopsiemumma January 25, 2012 - 10:34 AM

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

Ailsa January 25, 2012 - 11:08 AM

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

Bette January 25, 2012 - 3:19 PM


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 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!

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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