Teaching Resource
Fraction Work Mat
A work mat for students to use when working on fractional concepts.
Use this resource when teaching fractions in your classroom.
This work mat has the students complete the following tasks:
- represent a fraction using a pictorial model
- decompose a fraction into its parts
- write an equivalent fraction
- mark a fraction on an open number line.
This mat is great to use with your guided math groups and when put in a math center. Simply slip a copy in a dry erase sleeve so that your students can use a dry erase marker and then wipe clean.
Alternatively, project a copy on your dry erase board to use as a whole class math warm-up.
Use the drop-down menu to choose between the color or black and white version.
Click on the link below to download the complete set of 5 work mats.
Common Core Curriculum alignment
- CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.1
Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b.
- CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.2.B
Represent a fraction a/b on a number line diagram by marking off a lengths 1/b from 0. Recognize that the resulting interval has size a/b and that its endpoint locates the number a/b on the number line.
- CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.3.A
Understand two fractions as equivalent (equal) if they are the same size, or the same point on a number line.
- CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.3.B
Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, e.g., 1/2 = 2/4, 4/6 = 2/3. Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.
- CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NF.A.1
Explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent to a fraction (n ร a)/(n ร b) by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size. Use this principle to ...
- CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.4.NF.B.3.B
Decompose a fraction into a sum of fractions with the same denominator in more than one way, recording each decomposition by an equation. Justify decompositions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model. Examples: 3/8 = 1/8 + 1/8 + 1/8 ; 3/8 = 1/8 + 2/...
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