Free Equivalent Fractions Packet
DD is just starting a new unit on fractions. I used this packet with LD a couple of years ago and brought it back out to go over with DD. It’s 12 pages and you might only find a couple of pages relevant or useful, but I still thought I’d share them here.
The picture collage below gives you an idea of what’s in the packet.
You can download the Equivalent Fractions Worksheet Packet here. It’s free to download! 🙂
We’ve been using this in conjunction with some fraction manipulatives that we have on hand:
Working with the manipulatives has really made a difference for her. Our plastic sets were made by Didax–Fraction Circle Manipulatives, but these by Learning Resources Deluxe Rainbow Fraction Circles (affiliate link) are a bit cheaper. You might be interested in the ones that come with the fraction printed on them: Teacher Created Resources Foam Fraction Circles. (affiliate link).
They were worth purchasing since we have three kids, but you can also make them or print them off the web (such as these Fraction Circle Templates at Worksheet Fun or these Fraction Circles at DocStoc).
She then does fraction problems from her math workbook, Spectrum Math, Grade 5. (affiliate link)
DD also is using the Critical Thinking Company’s Math Reasoning (Level F). I like the wide variety of problems they have. She’s been doing a couple of pages of that each day. (That is part of her “Rotations” checklist. See this post on Creating Daily Homeschool Procedures and Routines). She also practices math facts each day on the index cards — in our new index card pouch-system. 🙂
Update: We used Mathematical Reasoning for a time, but eventually stopped using it and didn’t ever go back to using it. It was fine, but through the years, we keep returning to the basic practice problems of the Spectrum workbooks.
Plus, DD and I sit down together as she works through Primary Grade Challenge Math. I like that there are 4 levels of problems, from easier ones in Level 1 through “Einstein” level problems. (Update: Again, we used this for a time. This was a good supplement for her at this age.)
That’s about it for today. Tomorrow I’ll be talking about the materials LD is using for math. He’s 11 and in Grade 6.
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Free Equivalent Fractions Game: Once your kids have the hang of fractions, you might want to play this Equivalent Fractions Game with them. It is also free here on the blog: