Easy To Use Math Help: Fraction Help Mats

There are some math concepts that are always hard to learn. Fractions can be one of them. There are so many different ways to look and use fractions.

I wanted to create something that would help kids learn their fractions and help with the struggle at the start. I made these fraction help mats.

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These mats are a great way to look at the number line of the fraction and see how it works in different layouts. I love using hands-on activities when I can.

Each of the mats has a fraction at the top, a horizontal fraction, a number line and recording area. It gives kids loads of ways to work on the fractions.

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There are 8 mats in all. I have printed out off on colored card stock. Then I put them in sheet protectors back to back. This allows me to put them in our math help binder. The mats have the following fractions: 12, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2.

You can see the maths below. I printed them on colored cardstock and put them in sheet protects back to back. We store these in our math help binder.

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Free Easy To Use Math Help: Fraction Help Mats - 8 mats to use with learning about fractions - 3Dinosaurs.com

How we used these mats

We have used these mats with some of the printables on the site. The most recent has been the fraction matching. The cards have repeat addition on them so it makes it great to see you build the fraction and match it on the number line. You can see how we used the card on the number line to add the fractions up. Then we filled out the visual fractions with erasers to make the equation.

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You can use the mats to add two fractions together that have the same denominator. You can see we took two fractions cards and added them together. We got the fraction cards from the Comparing Stormtrooper Fractions printable.

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You can also use these cards to figure out fractions. You can count the spots and get the matching mat. Then use the number line to see what the fraction is.

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What you will find in the free Fraction Help Mats

  • 8 Fraction Help Mats
  • Fractions for: 12, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, and 2
  • Two fraction examples to color in
  • Number line from 0 to 1 with fractions marked off
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Recycling Earth Day Fraction Matching Cards With Help Mat

Math is always a struggle for some kids and I know that hands-on activities some times go better than worksheets. I have always loved matching cards. There are so many ways to use cards.

Today I have a fraction matching cards with an Earth Day theme. The recycling Earth Day Fraction matching cards are a fun way to do repeat addition with fractions and matching to the correct picture.

Free Recycling Earth Day Themed Fraction Matching Cards With Help Mat - 8 sets of cards to match with a help mat for adding the fractions together - 3Dinosaurs.com

This printable is a great addition to the Earth Day Printables on the site.

There are two types of cards. They match up with the repeat addition fractions and a matching fraction picture. I recommend printing on cardstock and laminating the cards to help them last longer.

You can see the repeat addition cards here. Each has one type of fraction that kids add together on a recycle bin.

Free Recycling Earth Day Themed Fraction Matching Cards With Help Mat - 8 sets of cards to match with a help mat for adding the fractions together - 3Dinosaurs.com

The second type of card has a matching fraction in pictures. Each of the pictures has items that you can recycle like paper, plastic, and glass items.

Free Recycling Earth Day Themed Fraction Matching Cards With Help Mat - 8 sets of cards to match with a help mat for adding the fractions together - 3Dinosaurs.com

How we used these cards

I like to start off with a small set of cards. I often set them up with just a few cards to work work. I started this time with 4 cards. I placed them face up so that they can easily match the cards.

Free Recycling Earth Day Themed Fraction Matching Cards With Help Mat - 8 sets of cards to match with a help mat for adding the fractions together - 3Dinosaurs.com

After they match the cards you can see the repeat addition matches the spots on the picture of the fraction.

Free Recycling Earth Day Themed Fraction Matching Cards With Help Mat - 8 sets of cards to match with a help mat for adding the fractions together - 3Dinosaurs.com

Fraction Help Mats

Now if they are struggling with this and need extra help. I made some new Fraction Help mats! There are 8 mats to help kids learn more about fractions. I printed these on color cardstock.

I keep the fraction help mats in sheet protectors in a math help binder. I pulled them out to use with these cards. They have two mats in each sheet protector.

Free Recycling Earth Day Themed Fraction Matching Cards With Help Mat - 8 sets of cards to match with a help mat for adding the fractions together - 3Dinosaurs.com

You can have them pull on the fraction help mat that works best for the fraction they are doing. You can see below how we used the mat with one of the matching cards. You can see the three places the match the fraction and the number line for the fraction below. I used a dry erase marker on the number line and recording the fraction.

Free Recycling Earth Day Themed Fraction Matching Cards With Help Mat - 8 sets of cards to match with a help mat for adding the fractions together - 3Dinosaurs.com


What you will find in the free Recycling Earth Day Themed Fraction Matching Cards

  • Recycle bin fraction adding card and fraction filled out card
  • 8 fractions to match
  • 4 matching cards per page
  • 2 pages of printables
Free Recycling Earth Day Themed Fraction Matching Cards - 8 matching cards with repeat addition for fractions and a filled out fraction to match - 3Dinosaurs.com

What you will find in the free Fraction Help Mats

  • 8 Fraction Help Mats
  • Fractions for: 12, 10, 8, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2
  • Two fraction examples to color in
  • Number line from 0 to 1 with fractions marked off
Free Fraction Help Mats - * pages of fractions to help kids learn with 2 image types and a number line - 3Dinosaurs.com


Check out all the Earth Day Activities and Printables on 3 Dinosaurs.

Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com

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I Am Not the Easter Bunny Easy Reader Book

I have always loved easy reader books. They are great for kids to have and learn with. Plus I know that my girls always loved having their own books.

And I also know when I see something cute I just want to use it. That is why I have this really fun free I’m not the Easter Bunny easy reader book!

It is a cute book for kids to read at Easter time!

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This is a great addition to the Easter Printables on the site.

Each of the pages is simple they state that the bunny is not the Easter bunny but what job he has. There are 8 jobs that the bunny is doing.

You can see the layout of the page below. It has simple sentences that kids can use to read the book. Plus the bunnies are all doing fun jobs.

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How we used this book

As you color your way through the book you can underline the job that they are doing. There are 8 jobs in the book for them to find. Each page shows a different job they are doing instead of being the Easter Bunny. It is a fun way to learn about jobs they might see in a community.

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The last page in the book they get to dress up the bunny anyway they want. They can write in what their bunny is doing. I love to see how creative kids can be.

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What you will find in this free printable

  • 1 Book
  • Sight Words: I, am, not, the
  • The book has 10 pages

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