Unit Fractions Teacher Resources
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New Review Initial Fraction Ideas: Lesson 3
Visual models support young mathematicians as they deepen their fractional number sense in this elementary math lesson. Using fraction circle manipulatives, children explore basic unit fractions as they develop the fundamental understanding that fractions are parts of a whole.
3rd - 6th Math 28 Views 22 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Making banana pudding despite misplacing your one-cup measuring cup is easy as long as you can find your quarter-cup measuring cup! This real-life activity provides a good opportunity for learners to interpret division of a whole number by a unit fraction.
4th - 6th Math 53 Views 59 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Initial Fraction Ideas Lesson 4: Overview
First-time fraction fiends make paper-folding models for unit and non-unit fractions. They follow teacher-led directions to make models that show 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, and 12 equal parts. An array of fraction review worksheets are included to support the hands-on lesson plan.
2nd - 4th Math 54 Views 191 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
Gecko Mathematics: Multiplying Unit Fractions
Make learning visible! Have your mathematicians follow along as you use paper strips to demonstrate the concept of multiplying unit fractions. Then, offer a different way of solving the problem using a number line. Finally, introduce the standard algorithm.
5th - 7th Math 9 Views 109 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
How Many Servings of Oatmeal?
Here is another way to illustrate division of a whole number by a unit fraction. In this case, the problem is asking if there are so many servings per cup, how many servings are in a package of multiple cups. Learners are to model their solution and see how dividing a whole number by a unit fraction is the same as multiplying that whole number by the reciprocal of the unit fraction.
4th - 6th Math 20 Views 12 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Convert Unit Fractions into Repeating Decimals
Unit fractions are commonly used and your learners will be able to convert into a repeating decimal after this video. Have them review different topics they may have previously covered such as rational numbers, terminating decimals, and unit fractions.
6 mins 6th - 8th Math 4 Views 3 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Egyptian Fractions II
The Egyptians used unit fractions to describe all other fractions. Your class will rewrite rational expressions in order to deduce information about rational numbers. The activity starts with specific fractions, guides you through a few steps, then asks you to describe a procedure for writing any rational number as a sum of unit fractions.
8th - 12th Math 21 Views 33 Downloads CCSS: Designed
You don't have to be an ancient Egyptian to decipher fractions in this activity that focuses on adding fractions with unlike denominators and developing fraction number sense. Egyptians represented fractions differently than we do. They expressed fractions through expressions using unit fractions in which no two denominators were alike: e.
5th Math 44 Views 69 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Introducing Non-Unit Fractions and Equivalents
Two Cyberchase videos inspire elementary mathematicians to understand fractions. Worksheets are provided to walk viewers through the concepts taught in the videos. You can't go wrong when using educational cartoons such as these! They will keep your class engaged as they learn to interpret the values of numerators and denominators.
3rd - 5th Math 9 Views 83 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
The Infinite Pine Tree
In this fractions worksheet, 6th graders solve and complete 7 different problems that include fractions. First, they identify and complete the denominator for the unit fractions in each of the squares shown on the sheet. Then, students cut out the square to create their own infinite pine tree that looks like the one pictured on the bottom and complete the table.
6th Math 3 Views 4 Downloads
Rational vs Irrational
Rational numbers may seem like a tough subject to young mathematicians; this worksheet allows them to practice with multiple types of rationals and irrationals to become more familiar with this category. The examples allow learners to convert unit fractions, rational numbers, and irrational numbers into their decimal counterparts to compare their values.
6th - 9th Math 72 Views 51 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Extend your class's ability to represent unit fractions on a number line with this challenging worksheet. Given two number lines, one labeled with zero and 1/4, the other with zero and 5/3, students must accurately locate the number one on each.
3rd - 5th Math 34 Views 33 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Jasmine started with a full bag of pretzels, but by the time she got home she had only six left. In a task designed to apply and extend previous understandings of division to divide unit fractions by whole numbers and whole numbers by unit fractions, the unknown fraction leftover and the initial number of pretzels in the bag can be found using various possible strategies.
4th - 6th Math 19 Views 61 Downloads CCSS: Designed
This short problem with representing fractions on a number line is more than meets the eye. Labeled only with the numbers zero and 1/4, a number line is used to locate the fraction 2/3. A solution can be found in multiple ways, but young mathematicians must understand the comparative size of the unit fractions 1/4 and 1/3 and how they relate to one whole.
3rd - 5th Math 11 Views 8 Downloads CCSS: Designed
Painting a Room
This real-life math problem concentrates on developing the understanding of dividing a unit fraction by a whole number. It allows students to draw out a solution to aid their thinking. The well-written answer sheet describes common pitfalls young mathematicians typically get into when first encountering these types of problems.
4th - 6th Math 11 Views 16 Downloads CCSS: Designed
This one problem concentrates on the important concept of dividing a whole number by a unit fraction. Here, young mathematicians use pictures they draw to help answer this problem. Insight into the connection between multiplication and division is also an important topic covered here.
4th - 6th Math 16 Views 25 Downloads CCSS: Designed
What is an Egyptian Fraction? Print this sheet as a bell-ringer activity. Budding mathematicians solve three short answer problems. They write three fractions as unit fractions so that the numerator is one and the sum is equal to the original fraction.
4th - 6th Math 3 Views 12 Downloads
Doubling Numerators and Denominators
Understanding the meaning of fractions is a challenge for many young learners. These two questions examine what happens when the numerator and denominator of a fraction are doubled. Consider allowing students to discuss their ideas in small groups before sharing their explanations with the whole class.
3rd - 5th Math 8 Views 1 Download CCSS: Designed
Finding Common Denominators to Add
Finding common denominators is an important strategy when adding fractions with unlike denominators. In the first two questions in this three-question task, fifth graders are asked to combine fractions and draw a picture to show their solution.
5th Math 23 Views 32 Downloads CCSS: Designed