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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).

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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.

Fractions Made Easy

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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What is a fraction?

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}).

Fractions Decimals Percents

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%.

Fractions Made Easy Cards

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.

Fractions Made Easy Cards - Halves

Fractions Made Easy Cards - thirds

Fractions Information Cards - Fourths

Fractions Information Cards - Quarters

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

Equivalent Fraction Strips

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

The fraction strips cover different fractions equivalent to a half, thirds, fourths, and fifths.

Using these fraction strips will help your child to:

- develop an understanding of fractions as parts of a whole;
- learn about equivalent fractions.

All the free Fraction worksheets in this section support the Elementary Math Benchmarks.

Printable Fraction Flashcards

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. 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 sheets will help your child to:

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

All the free printable Math flash cards in this section support the Elementary Math Benchmarks.

Learning Fractions

Are you looking for free fraction help or fraction support?

Here you will find a range of fraction help on a variety of fraction topics, from simplest form to converting fractions.

There are fraction videos, worked examples and practice fraction worksheets.

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