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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.

### Fractions Explained

http://www.kidsolr.com/math/fractions.html Added: 22 Mar 2010 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game / Guide/notes

Deals with fractions from explaining a basic fraction to multiplying and dividing fractions and mixed numbers. Highly interactive and also includes visual aids, animations and quizzes.

5-6 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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### Balancing Different Equations

http://www.topmarks.co.uk/Flash.aspx?f=CalcBalancev5 Added: 12 Nov 2011 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Game

Gives the mind a workout using different operations, equating one sum with another gives an extra dimensiont to the usual operations games. This is a more higher-order thinking balance game, the user must work out the difference between two equations and then alter one to make both of their answers match.

3-4 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Operations

Suggestions for use: The interactive game is suited to the Interactive whiteboard with either the teacher or a pupil in control. Pupils could work individually or in groups to work out the solutions to the equations and the steps required to equate them.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
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### 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:

### Melvin's Make A Match

http://pbskids.org/cyberchase/math-games/melvins-make-match/ Added: 09 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment / Experiment

Visual game where users have to match equivilent fractions. Some quite difficult.

3-4 5-6 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Suggestions for use: Could be used on class computer as a group activity. Some solutions may not be too obvious so it is a thorough test.

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Suggestions for use: Could be used on class computer as a group activity. Some solutions may not be too obvious so it is a thorough test.

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
Special Needs:

### Equivalent Fractions Test

http://www.helpingwithmath.com/reso...es/fraction_game4/equivalent01.html Added: 09 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment / Experiment

Game that presents the user with a specific fraction and a number of equivilent fractions - user must select correct answer.

3-4 5-6 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

3-4
5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Suggestions for use: Can be used after a class explaining equivilent fractions. Has further links to other activities.

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Suggestions for use: Can be used after a class explaining equivilent fractions. Has further links to other activities.

Asset type: Online Resource
Language: English
Special Needs:

### Fraction Flags

http://www.primarygames.co.uk/fflags/fractionflagsres.html Added: 26 Apr 2007 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

A fun, interactive game allowing you to design flags by shading halves and quarters.

1-2 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

1-2
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

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:

### Fraction Simplification Lesson

http://www.education.com/activity/article/simplest-form/ Added: 09 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Experiment / Lesson Plan

Lesson activity around a game involving a deck of cards and an even number of players. Full download requires free registration.

5-6 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Suggestions for use: Could be used as a station activity. Would need supervision, though. Deck of cards required. There is enough information to proceed without actually registering to download.

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:

### Teaching Fractions - Whole Class Activities

http://www.teachingfractions.co.uk/ Added: 09 Apr 2014 Contributor: Scoilnet Resource type: Assessment

Collection of games on various aspects of fractions. Covers basic simple fractions as well as decimal representation and equivilent fractions.

5-6 Mathematics

#### How it maps to the curriculum

5-6
Mathematics

Strand: Number

Strand unit: Fractions

Suggestions for use: Ideal as a whole class activity. The games are high quality and perfect for using on IWB.

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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