Fractions don’t have to be confusing and difficult. These equivalent fraction task cards will have your students completely engaged and challenged as they create pattern block pictures equal to a given fraction amount.
Students challenge themselves as they dig deep into fraction concepts and understandings!
The activities use the proportional relationships between Pattern Blocks to build and challenge fraction knowledge. Each task allows for individual creativity while building student understanding of fractions! Perfect for motivating students.
They are ✎ rigorous and hands-on while still being lots of fun!
⭐ After completing the center activities, even my struggling math students: ⭐
✅ understood equivalent and improper fractions, mixed numbers
✅ could name equivalent fractions between halves, thirds, and sixths
✅ could visualize adding and subtracting halves, thirds, and sixths
✅ could visualize common denominators
✅ could add and subtract halves, thirds, and sixths
Then, when I directly taught these same concepts, students already had background knowledge that helped them comprehend at a much deeper level. The depth of their understanding was amazing! They could answer fractional questions “in their heads” and automatically apply their understandings and make connections to other fractional concepts that I had not yet taught.
Their ability to visualize benchmark fractions was truly impressive!
Each activity may be completed in multiple ways for differentiation!
► Here’s What’s Included
☑ 20 different fraction tasks
☑ a Convince Me page for justifying answers
☑ student work samples
☑ an assessment with an answer key for use after students have completed the centers
☑ Essential Questions Posters
☑ Enduring Understandings Posters
☑ Teacher Notes and Tips
◼️ The activities are aligned with Common Core Standards 3.NF.1, 4.NF.1, 4.NF.2, 4.NF.3, and 5.NF.1
◼️ The only materials necessary are: center activities, Pattern Blocks, math journal, and pencil.
◼️ Students choose an activity and complete the required design in at least one way.
◼️ They trace their design in their math journal or onto the included triangle paper.
◼️ Students write a “convince me” statement that explains how their design matches the challenge activity. You can have students color the design to match the Pattern Blocks used.
◼️ Just laminate or use sheet protectors and use year after year!
❤️ Why you’ll L-O-V-E this!
• “A+++ One of my most favorite resources EVER!!!!” –Shauna
• “I examined quite a few fraction pattern block activities before I found and purchased yours! Your creative tasks won me over quickly!” –Dianna
• “Fantastic resource, I used this with my weaker 4th class girls to reinforce their understanding of fractions (although I am now planning to use it for the rest of the class). They went into the exercise confused about fractions and absolutely fed up with them. They finished clamoring to do more. They loved it, very hands-on.” –Kate
• “Love the “Convince me” part of every task. Simply brilliant!” –I Heart Math
• “…They challenged themselves to come up with different ways to create the fractions! Our principal & superintendent did a walk-through during this lesson. They both thought it was a fabulous hands-on way to explore fractions!” -Sharon
◼️ Common Core Print and Go.
◼️ Laminate to use year after year!
⭐ Open the “Preview” to the right of the picture for a detailed look inside! ⭐