- Fraction Tiles
- What is a Fraction?
- Equal Fractions
- Adding Fractions with Common Denominators
- Mixed Numbers and Fractions
- Adding Fractions with Unlike Denominators
- Subtracting Mixed Numbers
- Multiplying Fractions and Mixed Numbers
- Simplifying before Multiplying Fractions
- Multiplicative Inverse / Reciprocal
- Dividing Fractions
- Dividing Fractions by Dividing Across
- Return to Arithmetic Menu
Why Use Fraction Tiles?
As an Algebra teacher, I have noticed that students often have a weak understanding of fractions and tend to avoid using them. Using manipulatives (in this case Fraction Tiles) for longer can help students develop a better internal understanding of fractions.
I have created fraction tiles up to thirty-sixths, along with decimal fractions (tenths and hundredths). The tiles can be written on and disposed of, or you can laminate a set and use crayons or board markers. They come in two sizes:
3 $cm^2$ and 4 $cm^2$. The Fraction Tiles can be found below, next to the dragon.
Two examples of how I use the tile: