# Fractions

We have so many resources to teach fractions, we have linked these across a few pages. Below you can find our games that teach fractions, followed by links to a list of PowerPoint presentations and PDF and lesson plans.

## Games that Teach Fractions

#### Fish Lake- 3D Adventure Game

In Fish Lake, players practice with Fractions while learning math problem-solving strategies. They’ll also be introduced to Native American history. Who knew you could get this excited about fractions? Recommended for grades 4 and up. Runs on iPad, Mac and Windows computers.

#### Forgotten Trail

Follow two teenagers who apply their knowledge of fractions, decimals, measurement and statistics to retrace the Ojibwe migration through the U.S. and Canada. Plays on the web on Mac, Windows or Chromebooks.

#### AzTech: The Story Begins

AzTech begins with teaching fractions and progresses to basic statistics. AzTech: The Story Begins teaches math as well as incorporates social studies and language arts – because real life isn’t broken down by subject. Making it twice as nice, it can be played in English or as a bilingual English/Spanish experience.

## Fractions PowerPoint and PDF

From “Understanding fractions” with examples of how Native American children told time by the sun to “Finding the least common multiple” we have ready-made presentations you can download in PDF or PowerPoint formats.

## Fraction Videos

17 videos organized by topic, from “What is a fraction?” (explained with a pile of fish) to “Fraction and decimal equality

## Lesson Plans

Introducing fractions – Before you jump into teaching how to add, subtract, multiply or divide fractions, it’s best to take some time to be sure your students understand what a fraction is. This lesson starts with four videos that explain what exactly IS a fraction. For those who would rather use slides for a more detailed explanations to students we include PowerPoint presentations you can download and modify.

Teaching equivalent fractions – This lesson plan begins with a definition then proceeds to examples of equivalent fractions and how these could be used. We like this lesson plan because it includes multiple ways to consider equivalent fractions, from distance to shapes.

Using visual models to compare fractions – One way to teach students fractions is to have them write their own problems and give the answer. Next, have them solve and discuss each other’s problems. Play the Fish Lake game to get some ideas of fractions problems.

Fractions equivalent to one – When is a fraction equal to one? This lesson plan introduces your students to converting fractions to whole numbers.

Five ways to teach equivalent fractions and comparing fractions – Three videos, a slide show and game. Why? Because many students need to hear (or see) the material more than once or from a different perspective.

Adding and subtracting fractions with a common denominator. Those pesky word problems! This lesson walks through an example of a multi-step word problem that involves adding and subtracting fractions with a common denominator and converting one to be an equivalent fraction.

Multi-step fraction word problems involving time – This lesson teaches equivalent fractions and common denominators. Two ways of solving the same problem are presented.