# Fractions Teaching Resources

Teaching fractions? Explore printable fractions worksheets, Google slides activities and more Australian V9 curriculum-aligned teaching resources for your primary maths lesson plans — all created by primary teachers for primary teachers like you!

Explore editable resources you can easily differentiate for individual learners to help students understand what a fraction is, how to add fractions and more!

This collection of curriculum-aligned printable and digital resources has been created just for teachers by the teachers on the Teach Starter team. That means each resource has undergone an in-depth review before publication to ensure it's ready for the classroom and your students!

New to teaching this section of the maths curriculum? Read on for a guide to definining fractions, dividing fractions and so much more from our teacher team!

## What Are Fractions? A Kid-Friendly Definition

It may be basic, but we need to start somewhere. Here's a definition from our teacher team: Fractions are mathematical expressions that represent a part of a whole or a ratio of two quantities.

Fractions can be used to represent quantities that are not whole numbers, and they are an important part of arithmetic, algebra and other areas of maths that our students explore throughout their primary (and secondary) education.

Understanding numerators and denominators is an essential skill as students dive into adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions.

Next, let's explore the most common topics we cover when we're teaching fractions!

## Proper Fractions vs. Improper Fractions

Teaching fractions involves teaching students a *lot* of new vocabulary! Two terms your maths students will need to know early on in your lessons are:

**Proper Fractions —**This is a fraction where the numerator (the top part) is less than the denominator (the bottom part). A proper fraction represents a value that is between 0 and 1. For example, 1/2 is a proper fraction because the numerator (1) is less than the denominator (2).**Improper Fractions –**This is a fraction where the numerator is greater than or equal to the denominator. An improper fraction represents a value that is greater than or equal to 1. For example, 3/2 is an improper fraction because the numerator (3) is greater than the denominator (2).

## What Is the Lowest Common Multiple? A Kid-Friendly Definition

Working on fractions with your upper years students? You may be tackling the lowest common multiple this school year. So let's talk about what that means. The lowest common multiple is another important term to define before adding, subtracting or comparing fractions.

Sometimes called the LCM, the lowest common multiple of two or more numbers is the smallest positive integer that is divisible by all of the numbers.

In order to find the LCM of two or more numbers, you can teach students to use one of several methods, including:

- The prime factorisation method
- The listing method
- The division method

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### Equivalent Fractions Chart – Differentiated Worksheets

Use a fraction wall to practise finding equivalent fractions and comparing fractions with this set of differentiated worksheets.

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### Equivalent Fraction Wall Poster

Guide students to develop an understanding of fractions with the same value by using an equivalent fractions chart in your classroom.

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### Year 6 Fractions, Decimals and Percentages Worksheets

Use these fractions, decimals and percentages worksheets in your Year 6 classroom for independent practice or as an assessment activity.

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### Adding and Subtracting Fractions Worksheets

Three worksheets to use when teaching your students how to add and subtract fractions.

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### Equivalent Fractions – Teaching Presentation

Teach your students how to find equivalent fractions by using a number line, shaded models or a fraction chart with this teaching presentation.

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### Interactive Maths Review – Activities for Years 5, 6 and 7

Review important maths concepts covered in years 5, 6 and 7 with a student-led interactive activity.

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### Operations with Fractions Maths Investigation — Renovate with a Rug!

A mathematics investigation about fractions, embedded in a real-world context.

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### Adding and Subtracting Fractions PowerPoint

A 17 slide editable PowerPoint Template to use when teaching your students how to add and subtract fractions.

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### Adding Fractions with Common Denominators Worksheet

A worksheet using fractions with common denominators.

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### Unit Fractions Worksheet Pack

Practise unit fractions with this set of seven worksheets with answer sheets.

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### Introduction to Fractions – Interactive Teaching Presentation

Use this teaching presentation to teach your students how to identify the parts of a fraction, determine equal and unequal parts and use numerators and denominators to write fractions.

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### Colour by Fraction Worksheet Pack

Help students understand different types of simple fractions in shapes with this set of unit fraction worksheets.

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### Fraction Strips

Print a set of fraction strips for the classroom! Keep the handy maths manipulative on hand for fraction games, showing equivalent fractions and more!

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### Is It Half? Fractions Colouring Sheet

Introduce your students to the concept of halves as well as equal and unequal parts with this fractions colouring sheet.

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### Printable Maths Mats - Graphic Organisers

Practice working on specific math concepts with our set of 5 printable math graphic organisers.

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### Unit Fractions – Poster Pack

Display unit fraction models with this set of 6 classroom posters.

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### Unit Fraction Matching Game

Match up different visuals of simple unit fractions to help students understand this mathematical concept.

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### Fractions Number Line - Halves, Quarters and Eighths

Demonstrate the concept of fractions on a number line with a printable number line display and student reference sheets.

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### Escape From the Alien Invasion – Maths Escape Room (Basic Fractions)

Save the planet from the alien invasion by identifying fractions, comparing fractions, creating models and more with an exciting digital escape room.

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### Unit Fractions Game Show Interactive

Play a game of unit fractions with your students with this fun engaging interactive slide deck.

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### Fractions on a Number Line Worksheets

Represent fractions greater than zero and less than or equal to one with a pack of fraction number line worksheets.

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### Fractions and Decimals Assessment

Assess students' knowledge of various decimals and percentages concepts with this four-page worksheet.

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### Unit Fraction Roll and Colour Activity

Create a fun learning environment with this roll and colour unit fractions printable activity sheet.

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### Icing Unit Fractions Worksheet

Explore unit fractions with your students using this fun donut-themed unit fraction worksheet.

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### Representations of Unit Fractions Poster

Display this free poster in your classroom showing representations of common unit fractions.

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### Fractions, Decimals and Percentages – Task Cards

Practise converting percentages into decimals and fractions with this set of 24 task cards.

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### Fractions on a Number Line – Differentiated Worksheets

Practise plotting and counting by fractions on a number line with this set of differentiated worksheets.

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### Year 4 Fractions and Decimals Worksheets

Use these fractions and decimals worksheets in your Year 4 classroom for independent practice or as an assessment activity.

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### Maths Mazes (Equivalent Fractions, Decimals and Percentages)

Determine equivalent fractions, decimals and percentages in this puzzling maths maze.

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### Equivalent Fractions – Worksheet Pack

Use fraction models, strip diagrams and number lines to determine equivalent fractions with this worksheet pack.

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### Funky Fraction Craft Activity (Halves)

A craft activity to encourage students to colour, match and discuss two halves of a shape.

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### Fraction, Decimal and Percentage Bingo

Convert between fractions, decimals and percentages with this engaging Bingo game the whole class can enjoy!