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

About Cassie

Cassie is a mom of three stomping, romping, and roaring girls. She blogs about fun art and craft activities and printables she makes. She includes the odd review of products every now and then. She also blogs about the places that she has taken the girls called trip reviews. She has a few free printable pack for kids ages 2 to 8 and always adding more. She loves to get comments and feedback and always looking for new things to try or do with her girls.
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