# What are fun ways to introduce fractions?

## What are fun ways to introduce fractions?

These fraction games are a fun way to give them practice, in the classroom or at home.

- Sort sticky notes.
- Connect fractions to learn and win.
- Explore the Fraction of the Day.
- Grab the fun of fraction Spoons.
- Get them in order.
- Fight it out in a fraction war.
- Noodle around with fractions.

### What order do you teach fractions in?

When do kids learn fractions?

- Kids start to learn about fractions in first and second grade.
- By the end of grade school, many kids understand and can solve basic problems with fractions. Others need more time.
- Fractions are a difficult math concept, and lots of kids struggle with them.

#### How do you teach basic fractions?

Start with concrete items, like food or counters – you can use pasta pieces or dried beans in place of counters – then draw them as pictures. Once you’ve got this down, you can move onto using rational numbers (the fancy name for fractions) to represent them.

**How do you introduce fractions for kids?**

When writing a fraction, it helps to get your child to write the denominator first, as this tells us how many equal parts the whole is being divided into (e.g. 2 pieces of chocolate). They can say this out loud as they write it. Then draw the fraction bar (vinculum) which separates the numerator and denominator.

**How do I start teaching fractions?**

## What grade do kids start learning fractions?

Ideally kids should learn fractions before going to school. If the kids are growing up in an intellectually stimulating environment, they will know what is half, quarter, and other concepts. Advanced fractions might be taught in higher grades like 4th grade. My kids learnt about fractions way before going to school.

### What grade do you learn fractions in?

Most students learn to add fractions with like denominators in 3rd or 4th grade. In 5th grade, you’ll learn to add, subtract and multiply fractions with different denominators. To do this, you need some background information.

#### What kind of math do 3rd graders learn in school?

Your 3rd grader and math under the Common Core Standards Multiply, divide, and conquer math. Some things have to be committed to memory: name, address, date of birth – and the multiplication tables from 1 to 10. The two-step with word problems. Rounding off. Fractions matter. Hit the snooze button. A picture is worth a lot of numbers. Farm fresh eggs in a quadrilateral.

**What will my child learn in 3rd grade math?**

Children entering the third grade who have mastered basic reading and math skills are primed to build upon what they’ve already learned. Third-graders will make more use of reference books and other materials, and they will use third-grade math and science to continue to explore the world around them.