exercises
Fractions can be challenging when taught in an abstract way. That’s why this unit invites learners to engage with fractions and mixed numbers in very visual and concrete ways using number lines, tape diagrams and area models. Students will learn different strategies to practice identifying and generating equivalent fractions.
This lesson includes 5 printable learning activities
Fractions on a Number Line 3 will help students practice this key fifth grade skill.
Floyd's being fitted for a new set of teeth, but he needs help figuring out fractions to get his new chompers. Kids use the tape diagram model to identify equivalent fractions and least common multiples in this game. Once identified, players must add and subtract their new fractions in order to help Floyd finally get his new pearly whites.
By using a tape diagram, students will be able to visualize fractions much more easily.
Pickaxes on the ready! Kids must mine for gems with Birdee by using their understanding of mixed and improper fractions. Good for practicing halves, thirds, quarters, fifths, sixths, and eighths, this fraction game challenges players to convert mixed fractions to improper fractions (and vice versa) to unearth gems in the rock.
After this final exercise in the series, students will be completely comfortable identifying and working with mixed numbers and improper fractions.
Converting decimals to fractions is a lot easier for students once they have worked through this exercise.
Show students how to switch seamlessly back and forth from decimals to fractions to percents with this exercise.
Students will understand how to calculate the area of an object with unit fractions as its dimensions after completing this exercise.
Being able to pick out equivalent fractions will be much easier for students who complete this exercise.
If your students need a different way to visualize fractions, show them this exercise on rectangular fraction models and equivalence.

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