Happy New Year, everyone! Since many of my upper elementary friends will be diving deep into fractions after Winter Break, I thought I would share some of my favorite fraction resources I’ve used over the years. (Psst—be sure to read through the end of this post for an awesome giveaway!;)
I always try to start with a solid foundation in finding factors and multiples as well as identifying prime/composite numbers. This foundation is crucial when it comes time for comparing and simplifying fractions. Here’s a free prime/composite number sort with self-checking QR codes.
This free Bump game is a great review for identifying fractions using models as well as number lines.
Because my students always love being able to move around the room, I created this Scan the Room activity to practice various fraction concepts as I taught them. (I have this same exact product without QR codes here.) Here are a couple of my fourth graders hard at work comparing fractions and checking their work with QR codes.
One of my favorite free fraction apps is Oh No Fractions. Students must determine whether the fraction on the left is greater than, less than, or equal to the fraction on the right. I like that it gives the option of showing a visual model of the fractions if needed.
Chicken Coop Fractions has an estimating fractions game that’s free and super engaging.
If you’re looking to integrate some literacy into your fraction unit, I highly recommend the book The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins. I have a little fraction exploration lesson freebie here.
Finally, I believe it’s so important to continuously review fractions throughout the year since some of the concepts start to meld together and students can become confused at times. Task cards are a great way to do this. My favorite set is this one pictured below, which includes a mix of identifying, comparing, ordering, and fraction equivalence.