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
First and foremost, help students understand fraction vocabulary, so the lesson runs smoothly.
Source: Liberty Pines
2. What is a fraction?
This can be kept for students to reference throughout your fraction lessons.
Source: Young Teacher Love
3. Using a number line
Visualizing the parts of a whole that each fraction represents is possible using number lines.
Source: Mill Creek
4. Representing fractions
Different variations of how to display and think about fractions give students multiple ways to grasp the concept.
5. Comparing fractions
Focus on denominators to compare fractions.
Source: One Stop Teacher Shop
6. Equivalent fractions
Teaching equivalent fractions is fundamental before moving into using math operations with fractions.
Source: C.C. Wright Elementary
7. Proper and improper fractions
Gain an understanding of proper versus improper fractions with pie pieces and building blocks.
Source: Mrs. Lee
8. Simplifying fractions
Define and use the greatest common factor with this anchor chart.
Source: Teaching Coast 2 Coast
9. Display fraction concepts
Display multiple fraction concepts in one cohesive chart for a great student reminder.
Source: Teaching in High Heels
10. Making common denominators
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
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
Changing unlike denominators can be visualized with this block method.
Source: Mrs. Sandford
13. Subtracting fractions with unlike denominators
Give these steps and visuals for subtracting with unlike denominators.
Source: Blend Space
14. Multiplying fractions
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
Word problems create real-life scenarios for students to grasp division with fractions.
Source: Mrs. Doerre
16. What is a mixed number?
Explain mixed numbers in relation to fractions.
Source: Kings Mountain
17. Mixed numbers and improper fractions
Switching between mixed numbers and improper fractions is vital.
18. Add and subtract mixed numbers
Include mixed numbers in addition and subtraction with these fun “sneaker” steps.
Source: Crafting Connections
Looking for more ways to teach fractions? Check out:
- 22 Fraction Games and Activities
- Teaching Fractions With Paper Plates
- Free Fractions Worksheets & Printables
Plus, learn more about how to use fraction anchor charts with our Anchor Charts 101.
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