# 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### Fractions and Decimals Assessment

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

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### Unit Fraction Colouring Sheet

Crack the colour code and practise unit fractions all while colouring in fun images.

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### I Have Who Has? Game – Composing Fractions

Get your students to compose fractions with an engaging whole-class game perfect for lesson warm-ups or wrap-ups!

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### Adding and Subtracting Like Fractions Puzzle Pack

Get your students adding and subtracting fractions with like denominators with this set of nine fraction puzzles!

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### Adding and Subtracting Fractions Maths Investigation — Renovate with a Rug!

Immerse your students in all things fractions with this maths project based around a real-world scenario.

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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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### Fractions Worksheet Pack – Differentiated

Practise partitioning shapes, shading in fraction models, representing fractions on a number line and more with this set of differentiated worksheets.

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### Equivalent Fractions on a Number Line – Differentiated Worksheets

Practise placing equivalent fractions on a number line with this cut-and-paste worksheet.

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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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### Unit Fraction Donut Investigation

Explore unit fractions in this fun donut-themed maths investigation for your students.

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### Fractions Maths Investigation - Fly That Flag!

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

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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!

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### Adding Fractions With Like Denominators Teaching Slides

Teach your students how to add fractions with like denominators using a variety of strategies with this comprehensive slide deck.

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### Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying and Dividing Fractions Posters

Display these fractions posters in your classroom to remind your students how to perform operations with like and unlike fractions.

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### Adding Fractions With Like Denominators Worksheets

Download this set of adding fractions with like denominators worksheets to help your students practise this important maths skill.

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### Sorting Unit Fractions Cut and Paste

Sort different unit fraction visualisations with these cut-and-paste unit fraction worksheets.

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### The Solar System in Our Space — Mathematics Investigation

A mathematics investigation about number and the scale of the solar system, embedded in a real-world context.

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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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### Adding and Subtracting Fractions Worksheets

Use these adding and subtracting fractions worksheets to enable your students to practise this important skill.

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### Adding Like Fractions Escape Room – The Lost Artefact

Have your super-sleuth students solve this fractions escape room to find out the location of the lost artefact!

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### Match That Fraction! – Number Line Activity

Match fractions with their corresponding locations on a number line with a set of fraction task cards.

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### Year 5 Fractions and Decimals Worksheets

Use these fractions and decimals worksheets in your Year 5 classroom for independent practice or as an assessment activity.

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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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### Adding and Subtracting Unlike Fractions Puzzle Pack

Get your students adding and subtracting fractions with unlike denominators with this set of nine fraction puzzles!

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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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### Financial Mathematics Maths Investigation – Let's Play Mini Golf!

A mathematics investigation about financial mathematics and measurement, embedded in a real-world context.

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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.