Fractions Blocks is a powerful tool for helping children play with and manipulate fractions. It enables children to confidently calculate and count in fractions.
The 9-page PDF includes:
An overview of how to use this resource
A Fraction Block Gameboard
Fraction Blocks for eighths, quarters, halves and wholes
Ideas for Use:
1: Equivalence – typically when children first encounter this resource, they will fill the four boxes with the four fractions to reveal 1 = 2/2 = 4/4 = 8/8.
2: Calculating – this resource can be used as a powerful tool for exploring calculation with fractions across all four operations, for example …
Addition… 1¾ + 1⅝ = 3⅜
Subtraction … 3¼ − 1⅞ = 1⅜
Multiplication… 1¼ × 3 = 3¾
Division … 2½ ÷ ½ = 5
3: Counting in Fractions – e.g. counting in halves: half, one, one and a half, two etc.