Aside from "word problems," nothing mathematical perplexes and dismays students more than fractions.
Most of this unfortunate and unnecessary dread stems from a lack of "fraction sense," an insufficient familiarity with fractions, what they are, and how they work.
There are numerous ways to help students acquire fraction sense. Following are several of my favorites:
Everything's Coming Up Fractions with Cuisenaire Rods
Rainbow Fraction Squares
Rectangular Fraction Decimal Tiles
Rainbow Fraction Circles
Rainbow Fraction Circles (Marked)
Transparent Fraction Circle Rings, Opaque Fraction Circle Rings
Fraction Angle Circles, Fraction Decimal Circles
Decimal Squares Playing Cards
Fraction Bars Playing Cards
Fraction Tower Card Game
Fraction Flash Cards
Fractions Dominoes Cards
Fraction and Decimal Dominoes Game
Math Stacks Fraction Equivalence Game
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