These free visual fraction model clip cards are a great way to assess children’s knowledge of fractions, numerators, denominators, and their fraction sense.
A look of confusion sets in again. And I know what he is thinking. Does the top or bottom number tell me how many parts make up a whole? Or is it the top.
Simple things like this get my middle child confused, and is always my clue that he needs more exposure to this concept. It is time to once again play our fidgit spinner game, go back to playing with pattern blocks that focus on numerators and denominators, or even go to back to one of our favorite books fraction books, “Full House” and the craft that goes with it.
Or check out this series that Math Geek Mama and I did. It will help you learn how to use visual fraction models to develop fraction sense.
Once we have played and reviewed and played some more, the looks of frustration finally disappear. And now it is time for a fun assessment! Clip Cards!!!
Prep – Work
These clip cards require very little prep work.
- First, print off on card stock paper
- Cut them out…..and laminate if you plan on using them over and over.
- Grab some clothespins, and you are ready to go.
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How to Use Visual Fraction Model Clip Cards
Simply have the children look at the fraction on the clip card, and then place a clip on the model that matches.
Once they have finished, see how your little ones did.
If they got them all right….awesome.
If they have some wrong,…then ask them why they choose that answer. Hopefully, their answer will give you some knowledge to understand where there is a disconnect. Then it is time to backtrack and fix the problem.
This introducing fractions packet with a focus on visual fraction models may help if you are looking for other resources.
Clip cards sure beat a pencil and paper test, but can clearly show whether or not our little ones understand fractions.
So grab your clips and check out all that your children have learned.
You’ve Got This,
Still, need a little more practice on recognizing fractions. This list may help: