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# Fractions

## Fractions by Scoilnet

Worksheets, interactive games and activities to help make fractions easy. As you can expect most of these resources are Maths related, but you will find some Visual Arts activities too.

Basics
Activities
Teachers

All work on fractions should be based as much as possible on the children’s own experiences and real-life examples. These resources should help.

### Maths is Fun - Fractions

Introduces the subtopic of fractions in an easy to follow way. There is an abundance of information and plenty of practical challenges, interactive games can be chosen to practice / reinforce learning.

3-4 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Suggestions for use: The explanations given on the website for most aspects of fractions as a subtopic are explored in detail, including pictures, this could be used to great success in the classroom. The challenges, questions and interactive activities would be ideal for introduction, elaboration, practice or testing of pupil's learning.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

### Factors Millionaire Game

http://www.math-play.com/Factors-Millionaire/Factors-Millionaire.html Added: 09 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment / Experiment

Series of questions in the format of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire quiz game. Some of the questions become challenging.

5-6 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Suggestions for use: Can be used as a class activity to test fractions. The varying levels of difficulty may suit advanced students.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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### Teaching Resources for Fractions / Decimals / Percentages

http://www.teachingideas.co.uk/maths/contents_fractions.htm Added: 14 Jan 2013 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Scroll down to Fractions / Decimals / Percentages (combined) to find a collection of documents to use as resources.

5-6 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Decimals & Percentages

Suggestions for use: Print and challenge or else show on the IWB for the class to write from.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

### Cup Cakes Art Fractions

http://theteacherscauldron.blogspot.ie/2012/04/cupcake-fractions.html Added: 09 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Lesson Plan

Activity taken from a teacher blog that presents an idea for teaching fractions in an Art class. Children make cup cakes from paper and put coloured springlers on them - they then report what fraction of sprinklers are a specific colour.

1-2 Mathematics
1-2 Visual Arts

#### How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Suggestions for use: Nice way to apply fractions to a class other than Maths.

1-2
Visual Arts

Strand: Construction

Strand unit: Making Constructions

Suggestions for use: Nice way to apply fractions to a class other than Maths.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

### Worksheets on Fractions

http://www.math-aids.com/Fractions/ Added: 09 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type:

Large collection of free-to-use worksheets covering most aspects of fractions. Very clear worksheets but the site does contain commercial advertising.

1-2 3-4 5-6 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
3-4
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Suggestions for use: Print out selected worksheet in advance of class. The advertising is excessive so do not use in class. But the worksheets themselves are good.

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Suggestions for use: Print out selected worksheet in advance of class. The advertising is excessive so do not use in class. But the worksheets themselves are good.

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Suggestions for use: Print out selected worksheet in advance of class. The advertising is excessive so do not use in class. But the worksheets themselves are good.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

### Using Art to Teach Fraction, Decimal, and Equivilents

http://mason.gmu.edu/~jsuh4/math%20masterpiece.pdf Added: 09 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Case Study / Lesson Plan

Academic article from the Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School journal. Gives practical examples of using art grids to teach Maths.

5-6 Mathematics
5-6 Visual Arts

#### How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Suggestions for use: Academic article from the Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School journal. Gives practical examples of using art grids to teach Maths.

5-6
Visual Arts

Strand: Paint and Colour

Strand unit: Painting

Suggestions for use: Excellent idea but the article will need some consideration. Quite academic in its approach. The practical class activities are good.

Asset type: Document
Language: English
Special Needs:

#### Fractions

A short simple article explaining what fractions are.

#### Fractions

A more comprehensive article on fractions, how they are expressed and calculations using fractions.

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