Fraction Information Cards

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Welcome to the Math Salamanders Fractions Made Easy resource page.

Here you will find a selection of free printable fraction information cards that will
help your child learn their Fraction facts and their percent and decimal equivalences for halves, thirds and fourths (or quarters).

Fractions is an area that a lot of kids find hard to understand. One of the problems with fractions is that they have different meanings depending on the context.

For example, you can eat half an apple or cut an orange into fourths. But you can also put the number one-half on a number line, measure a line 3 1/2 cm long, or find a fourth of 24.

Once the concept of fractions as numbers and fractions as parts of a whole has been understood, your child will be well on their way to developing a sound understanding of fractions.

On this webpage, you will find some helpful fraction information, and resource cards.

On each information card, you will find a complete sheet all about a given fraction, including examples of shapes with the given fraction shaded, and showing where the fraction sits on a number line.

This resource page cover halves, fourths and thirds.

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A fraction is a number which contains parts of a whole.

In the example below, the fraction shaded is ^{2}/_{5} because 2 parts out of 5 are shaded.

The parts have to be equal in size!

Fractions can be smaller than or larger than one (one whole).

In the example below, there is ^{4}/_{3} shaded (or 1^{1}/_{3}).

Below are some common conversions for fractions into decimals and percents.

Fraction | Equivalent to | Decimal | Percent |

1/2 2/2 1/3 2/3 3/3 1/4 2/4 3/4 4/4 1/5 2/5 3/5 4/5 5/5 1/6 2/6 3/6 4/6 5/6 6/6 1/8 2/8 3/8 4/8 5/8 6/8 7/8 8/8 1/10 2/10 3/10 4/10 5/10 6/10 7/10 8/10 9/10 10/10 |
1/2 1 1/3 2/3 1 1/4 1/2 3/4 1 1/5 2/5 3/5 4/5 5/5 1/6 1/3 1/2 2/3 5/6 1 1/8 1/4 3/8 1/2 5/8 3/4 7/8 1 1/10 1/5 3/10 2/5 1/2 3/5 7/10 4/5 9/10 1 |
0.5 1.0 0.33 30.66 71.0 0.25 0.5 0.75 1.0 0.2 0.4 0.6 0.8 1.0 0.16 70.33 30.5 0.666 0.83 31.0 0.125 0.25 0.375 0.5 0.625 0.75 0.875 1.0 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.4 0.5 0.6 0.7 0.8 0.9 1.0 |
50% 100% 33. 3%66. 7%100% 25% 50% 75% 100% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 16. 7%33. 3%50% 66. 7%83. 3%100% 12.5% 25% 37.5% 50% 62.5% 75% 87.5% 100% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% |

Where a digit is underlined, it means that the number has been rounded to 3 decimal places, or to the nearest 0.1%.

Here you will find a selection of Fractions Made Easy Cards designed to help your child understand their Fractions.

Each fraction card comes in 3 different formats:

- The first format is a color printable fraction information page showing the fraction in different representations.
- The second format is a simple worksheet which involves shading the correct amount of each shape which has been divided up and also placing the fraction correctly on a number line.
- The third format is a harder worksheet which involves writing down the correct decimal and percentage for each fraction as well as shading the correct amount of each undivided shape and placing the fraction on a number line.

Using these fraction information cards will help your child to:

- understand different representation of a range of fractions (halves, thirds and fourths);
- begin to learn how to place fractions correctly on a fraction line;
- know decimal and percent equivalence for each fraction;
- being to learn about fraction equivalences.

All the free printable Fractions Made Easy cards in this section support the Elementary Math Benchmarks.

These cards are identical to those in the above section, but use the word 'quarter' instead of 'fourth'.

Here you will find a selection of Fraction Strips designed to help your child understand their unit Fractions.

Using Fraction Strips is a great way to learn your Fraction facts and help you to understand exactly how much fractions are worth.

They are also a great resource for equivalent fractions, and can show children visually that a half is the same as two-fourths or three-sixths.

Using these fraction strips will help your child to:

- understand Fraction as lengths;
- understand equivalent fractions;
- understand visually how much each unit fraction is worth.

All the free printable Math Fraction Strips in this section follow the Elementary Math Benchmarks.

Here you will find a selection of Fraction Flash Cards designed to help your child learn their Fractions.

Using Flash Cards is a great way to learn your Fraction facts as parts of a whole. They can be taken on a journey, played with in a game, or used in a spare five minutes daily until your child knows their Fractions off by heart.

Using these flashcards will help your child to:

- understand fractions as parts of a whole;
- practice their equivalent fraction facts.

All the printable Math facts in this section support the Elementary Math Benchmarks.

Here you will find the Math Salamanders free online Math help pages about Fractions.

There is a wide range of help pages including help with:

- fraction definitions;
- equivalent fractions;
- converting improper fractions;
- how to add and subtract fractions;
- how to convert fractions to decimals and percentages;
- how to simplify fractions.

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