18 Fraction Anchor Charts for Your Classroom

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18 Fraction Anchor Charts For Your Classroom

Planning fraction lessons for your class? These fraction anchor charts can help support your lesson and reinforce student understanding. You’ll find examples on fraction vocabulary, comparing and simplifying, math operations, and mixed numbers below!

1. Learn the vocabulary

Fraction anchor chart vocabulary

First and foremost, help students understand fraction vocabulary, so the lesson runs smoothly.

Source: Liberty Pines

2. What is a fraction?

What is a fraction? Teacher anchor chart

This can be kept for students to reference throughout your fraction lessons.

Source: Young Teacher Love

3. Using a number line


Fractions on a number line anchor chart

Visualizing the parts of a whole that each fraction represents is possible using number lines.

Source: Mill Creek

4. Representing fractions

Fraction Anchor Chart represent parts of a whole in different ways

Different variations of how to display and think about fractions give students multiple ways to grasp the concept.

Source: Teaching with a Mountain View

5. Comparing fractions

comparing fractions anchor chart

Focus on denominators to compare fractions.

Source: One Stop Teacher Shop

6. Equivalent fractions

Equivalent fractions anchor chart

Teaching equivalent fractions is fundamental before moving into using math operations with fractions.

Source: C.C. Wright Elementary

7. Proper and improper fractions

proper and improper fractions anchor chart

Gain an understanding of proper versus improper fractions with pie pieces and building blocks.

Source: Mrs. Lee

8. Simplifying fractions

Simplify fractions anchor chart

Define and use the greatest common factor with this anchor chart.

Source: Teaching Coast 2 Coast

9. Display fraction concepts

displaying fraction concepts on an anchor chart

Display multiple fraction concepts in one cohesive chart for a great student reminder.

Source: Teaching in High Heels

10. Making common denominators

making common denominators with fractions anchor chart ways 1 and 2Making common denominators for fractions anchor chart steps 3 and 4

These four options to make common denominators allow your students to find a method that works for them.

Source: Jennifer Findley

11. Steps of adding and subtracting

steps of adding and subtracting fractions

Post this in the classroom to give students a 4-step process to follow when learning to add and subtract fractions.

Source: Life with Ones

12. Adding fractions with unlike denominators

Adding fractions with unlike denominators anchor chart

Changing unlike denominators can be visualized with this block method.

Source: Mrs. Sandford

13. Subtracting fractions with unlike denominators

Subtract fractions with unlike denominators anchor chart

Give these steps and visuals for subtracting with unlike denominators.

Source: Blend Space

14. Multiplying fractions

multiply fractions anchor chart

Having steps gives an easy guide for students to follow along with as they implement the different types of numbers a fraction can be multiplied by.

Source: Mrs. Belbin

15. Dividing fractions with word problems

Divide fractions with word problems anchor chart

Word problems create real-life scenarios for students to grasp division with fractions.

Source: Mrs. Doerre

16. What is a mixed number?

explaining mixed number anchor chart

Explain mixed numbers in relation to fractions.

Source: Kings Mountain

17. Mixed numbers and improper fractions

improper fractions to mixed numbers anchor chart

Switching between mixed numbers and improper fractions is vital.

Source: thetaylortitans

18. Add and subtract mixed numbers

Adding and subtracting mixed number anchor chart

Include mixed numbers in addition and subtraction with these fun “sneaker” steps.

Source: Crafting Connections

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18 Fraction Anchor Charts For Your Classroom