When it comes to helping kids with school work, many parents dread math the most.
Those first few years working on math facts at home may not seem too difficult, but then comes 5th grade and tons of fraction work. They’re adding and subtracting, multiplying and dividing, working with common denominators…
It’s easy to become overwhelmed and frustrated.
These simple and fun hands-on equivalent fractions activities will help your child feel more confident when it comes to math class.
There are so many things kids have to learn when it comes to fractions.
They learn how to add and subtract them, find the greatest common factor (GCF) and lowest common denominator (LCD), multiply and divide… Fractions took over our whole year when we worked on 5th grade math.
If you have a young child, cooking provides lots of opportunities to introduce fractions and measuring. You can make fractions fun for older kids with the ideas below.
Hands On Equivalent Fractions Activities
Paper Plate Equivalent Fractions Activity — Paper plates provide a cheap and simple way to help kids better visualize fractions. Not only that, but they also help kids really see how different fractions are equal.
Equivalent Fraction Bump! — Kids love playing Bump! This fraction version uses plastic building blocks and has them marking fractions on the playing card as they battle it out to see who can find the most fractions that are equivalent.
Matching Apples Fractions Game — Can you find the equal fractions on the apple cards? Turn all the cards over, mix them up, and use them to play your very own game of memory.
S’Mores Fractions Match-Up — Everyone loves s’mores. With 3 ways to use these cards to work on fractions, kids will have fun matching up the word cards to the fraction, finding fractions of equal size, and determining which fraction is the largest.
Star Wars Themed Fraction Game — Play this fraction card game just like the classic Go Fish game. It would be fun to play at home for extra practice or to have in a math center at school.
Equivalent Fraction Bingo — Kids will have fun with this free online game that gives them instant feedback as they hunt for which fractions are equal to each other.
Fractions Dominoes — This printable game is a fun way to practice equivalent fractions. Before playing kids should have a basic understanding of equivalent fractions, and how to find them.
Fraction Man — This fraction game is based on the Old Maid card game. Kids will have fun plracticing equivalent fractions using numbers, models, and number lines.
Match the Hearts — This Valentine’s Day themed math activity is perfect for February.
Equivalent Fractions Card Game — Kids will have to think fast about what fractions they can use to fill up their circle before their opponent in this free printable card game.
Whether you homeschool, teach in the classroom, or you’re a parent trying to help boost your child’s understanding of math at home, these equivalent fractions activities will make that math practice more fun.
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