This fraction book printable is a wonderful way to introduce fraction vocabulary words and visual models to your students.
Making a fraction book doesn’t seem like a big deal, but my boys loved it. I guess the cutting and pasting made this activity a perfect for my little guys. In fact, they were so excited about it, they had to show off their amazing work to their Aunt.
Over the last few days, we have had a blast playing with food, and working on our fraction of the day printable. We have also played with pattern blocks as I’ve tried to provide a wide variety of exposure to fractions. Now it was time for a little cut and paste with our fraction book printable.
What it Covers
First, this book covers some important vocabulary words. It begins with fraction, then moves unto numerator and denominator.
Then, children have the opportunity to find visual models that match a fraction.
Finally, the book ends with an introduction to equivalent fractions.
Prep – Work
- To begin, print off the book and the pictures.
- Nex,t staple the book together.
- Now, have the children cut out the pictures.
- Finally, grab some glue for the instructional time.
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How to Use This Fraction Book Printable
This fraction vocabulary book is an easy activity, but I highly recommend working on it in a small group so you can have meaningful discussions.
Begin by reading what a fraction is, and then find a picture (the one that had a child holding a fraction pie) and place that in the book.
Next, move unto numerators and denominators. Here is the opportunity to explain what each is and allow the children to find an example of each of them.
The next few pages of the book focus on finding visual models that match a fraction.
Then the focus changes to equivalent fractions. In this section, children will be giving a fraction and they have to find the two models that match it. They finish off the page by writing two equivalent fractions.
My boys and I enjoyed this simple activity…..and it definitely brought to light some misconceptions. I took some notes, and we will be reviewing them over the next few days!! Enjoy!!
I hope you enjoy and conquer some misconceptions of your own.
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You may also like:
An Introduction to Numerators and Denominators
Or you can check out an equivalent fraction game from Math Geek Mama.