When something is broken up into certain number of parts of it is a fraction. The best way to understand fractions is to visualize the whole piece and imagine it broken into different parts. A fraction represents a part of the whole.

Fractions in the kitchen with older elementary students is a cool way to use household objects to teach math concepts. Measuring cups are a wonderful addition to any classroom, especially when it leads to making treats.

Common core math explanation: 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. Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line diagram.

Fun fraction games:

13 Ways to Look at Half : Fractions Game

Fresh Baked Fractions

Island Chase Subtraction Game

Adding and Subtracting Fractions Football Game

Bottle Shooting Game Subtraction

Minus on a Mission Subtraction Game

Fraction Game using visual bars

Forest animals and fractions Game

Math Games - Fractions

Fractions are everywhere game

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