Fraction Activities and Lessons

The website provides teachers with various activities and lesson plans to help teach fractions using real world things. This site provides activities and lessons that teach students about fractions using concrete real world items.

Lesson Variations

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Helpful Hints


  • 10 inch flour tortillas (2 for each student)
  • Markers and marker board (one large one for all responses or individual ones for each student)
  • Colored Paper (various shades)
  • Crayons/colored pencils
  • Overhead (optional)
  • Base-ten blocks
  • Pies, and/or cakes (All the same size!)
  • Cutting utensil
  • Just the kids at first!
  • Graph paper and lined paper (or you can make your own worksheets)
  • Paper with three columns
  • pencil
  • Construction paper cirlces (pizzas)
  • Index cards with fractions
  • Linking cubes, bingo markers, or any small items in classroom to use as toppings
  • Fraction Skittles (Not Skittles like you eat. Skittles are a manipulative teaching tool. See a picture here.) This material has 4 "skittles." The first one is a whole one and cannot be separated. The 2nd one is cut in half. The 3rd in thirds and the 4th in fourths.
  • Fraction insets (See a picture here.) These are 10 circles. The first one is not cut at all (it is a whole circle). The 2nd one is cut in halves, the 3rd in thirds, and so on all the way up to ten.
  • Graham Crackers
  • Chocolate Bars
  • Mini Hershey Kisses
  • Marshmallows