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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.
In this algebra worksheet, learners rewrite word problems using the unit fraction conversion method. They follow clues to determine the values of each letter and answer the question. There is an answer key.
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. The class then finds an expression to describe a situation where multiplying unit fractions is relevant, and they complete related word problems.
In this unit fractions worksheet, students review how to use shaded figures to help them with fractions. Students then write the fractions for the shaded images in the first six problems. Students finish by coloring in the image to show the given fractions.
In this unit fractions worksheet, 2nd graders utilize fraction strips to determine if 4 unit fractions being compared should be separated by the signs < or >.
In this dividing by unit fractions practice worksheet, students sharpen their problem solving skills as they solve 6 story problems.
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. Show your learners the step-by-step on long division and when to notice they have a repeating decimal. They will practice with two examples and see other types of repeating decimal answers. Video is third in a five-part series about converting different types of fractions to decimals. 
First graders explore non-unit fractions. They discuss the parts of fractions and identify the numerator and the denominator. They discuss various examples of fractions. Students write fractions that are equivalent to the ones written by the teacher. They complete a workbook page dealing with fractions.
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. In addition, participants are asked to illustrate their solution and to write an equation that represents the situation. It is a great way for your class to apply mathematics to solve an everyday problem. 
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.
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. The historical element of this exercise adds an interesting flavor to the practice of simplifyinga rational expression.
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.g., 2/3 was written as 1/2 + 1/6. Fifth graders are asked to solve two sets of problems on this worksheet: the first set constructs fractions and the second deconstructs fractions. A formal lesson plan is not included, but the information on the three-page document is complete and ready to use in the classroom.
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. A great exercise involving fractions. 
In this unit fractions worksheet, students find 1/9, 1/6, or 1/7 of a certain number. Students use units that are drawn out for them and do this for 3 problems.
In this unit fraction worksheet, students read directions on how to find a unit fraction of a certain number. Students read how to find 1/5 of 35 in this example.
In this fractions activity, 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.
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.
In this unit fractions worksheet, students solve the six word problems using the parts and wholes for each problem to help find the fraction number.
In this unit fractions worksheet, students read the word problems and solve the problems using unit fractions. Students solve four problems.
In this unit fractions worksheet, students write the fraction for the shaded parts in the first six problems. Students then color in the images to show the fractions in the second set. Students finish with one test prep questions using unit fractions.

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