# Unit Fractions Teaching Resources

Explore unit fractions worksheets, games and more printable and digital teacher resources — all created for teachers like you!

This collection of resources is aligned with both TEKS standards and the Common Core Curriculum. Whether you're teaching students about ordering unit fractions or explaining how to compare them, you'll find exactly what you need to help you plan your lessons.

What is a unit fraction? How do you teach this math concept? Read on for a primer from our teacher team, including unit fraction examples.

## What Are the Numerator and Denominator of a Fraction? Kid-Friendly Definitions

Before we can get into teaching kids unit fractions, it's important that our students understand the different numbers that make up a fraction. Here's how to explain those parts to your students!

Every fraction has two numbers divided by a simple line called the vinculum. These numbers are called the numerator and the denominator of a fraction.

**A numerator**is the number on top of the fraction line. This number represents the number of parts we have or are dealing with.**A denominator**is the number on the bottom of the fraction, below the fraction line. This number represents how many parts make up a whole.

Understanding the difference between these two basic parts of a fraction sets the stage for students to now identify unit fractions!

## What Is a Unit Fraction? A Kid-Friendly Definition

Here's a simple unit fraction definition for you to share with your students:

A unit fraction is a fraction whose numerator is 1 and whose denominator is a positive integer. In other words? It's a single fractional part!

For example, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, etc., are all unit fractions. Unit fractions are also examples of proper fractions, which are always less than 1 in value.

## Teaching How to Order Unit Fractions

Teaching students how to order unit fractions is a great way to help them understand the relative size of different fractions. By listing unit fractions in order from least to greatest or vice versa, kids learn that a smaller denominator leads to a larger fraction.

The easiest way to order unit fractions requires students to look at the denominators.

Because we know that the smaller the denominator is, the larger the fraction is, students can use that bottom number to guide placing the various unit fractions in order.

For example, let's say you want to order the following fractions from least to greatest:

1/3, 1/5, 1/2 and 1/8

Because the smaller denominator creates the largest number, the denominators are placed in reverse numerical order, creating this ordered list:

1/8, 1/5, 1/3, 1/2

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### Unit Fraction Spin and Color Activity

Read and color unit fractions in this fun spin and color activity with your students.

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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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### 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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### Comparing Unit Fractions Worksheets

Compare different unit fractions using this teacher-created set of worksheets.

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### Fraction Strips

Promote hands-on learning in your classroom with this set of printable fraction strips.

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### Unit Fraction Fairy Bread Matching Activity

Sort and match fairy bread model cards to the corresponding unit fraction cards.

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### Identify Unit Fractions Worksheets

Color the different fraction units to show different unit fractions with this set of worksheets perfect for your budding mathematicians.

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### Fraction Robot Template

Build a robot using these fraction shapes for a fun activity to do with your students when learning about unit fractions.

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### Unit Fraction Flipbook

Engage with different unit fractions using this fun interactive flipbook for your students.

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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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### 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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### Unit Fractions Kaboom Game

Practice unit fractions with this fun whole class Kaboom card game.

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### Ways to Represent a Fraction Worksheet

Help students show the knowledge of how to represent different unit fractions with this set of unit fractions worksheets.

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### Unit Fractions – Deck of Cards

Use this deck of 30 cards to practice different concepts with unit fractions.

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### Unit Fraction Puzzles

Find matching representations of fractions on a number line and visual models while piecing together a 4-piece puzzle.

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### Sorting Unit Fractions Cut and Paste

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

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### Unit Fraction Teaching Slides

Teach your students all there is to know about unit fractions using this detailed set of teaching slides.

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### Unit Fraction Flowers Craft Activity

Construct unit fraction flowers and discover different ways unit fractions can occur.

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### Unit Fraction Sorting Activity

Explore different images of unit fractions with your students in this unit fraction sorting activity with fraction word and fraction heading cards.

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### Build a Pizza! Unit Fraction Game

Practice unit fraction with this fun ‘make a pizza’ game to be played in pairs or small groups.

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### Unit Fraction Donut Investigation

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

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### Unit Fractions – Poster Pack

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

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### Ordering Unit Fractions Cut and Paste

Practice ordering visual representations of unit fractions and their fraction with this set of worksheets.

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### Unit Fraction Coloring Sheet

Crack the color code and practice unit fractions all while coloring some fun images.

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### Unit Fraction Interactive Notebook Template

Engage students in a fun unit fraction activity to stick in their math workbooks using this interactive mini flipbook templates.

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### Unit Fraction Mini Book

Explore unit fractions with your students using this fun printable mini book.

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### Unit Fraction Puzzle Pop Match

‘Pop’ in a bit of extra practice with unit fractions using this fun set of Unit Fraction Puzzle Pops!

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### Unit Fraction Interactive Task Cards

Engage your students with their learning of unit fractions using this set of interactive task cards ready to be used today!

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### Unit Fraction Roll and Color Activity

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

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### Unit Fraction Task Cards

Explore all there is to know about Unit Fractions with this set of unit fraction task cards, perfect for math rotations.

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### Unit Fraction Bingo

Play a game of Bingo with your students to practice their knowledge of unit fractions.

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### Unit Fractions Interactive Activity

Explore everything there is to know about unit fractions with your students using this engaging interactive activity.