Hands-On Rainbow Fractions Puzzles

The free hands-on rainbow fraction puzzles are a great way to work on learning and comparing fractions.

You can build the rainbow in parts and see the fractions made. You can add up the fractions.

These can make fractions fun and not something scary to learn about whole and parts of rainbows.

Free Hands-On Rainbow Fractions Puzzles - with 6 puzzles, fraction cards and building mats for working on learning fractions and comparing fractions- 3Dinosaurs.com

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This is a great addition the fraction printables and the rainbow printables on the site.

What is a fraction?

It is a numerical quantity that is not a whole number. It is also a number divided into equal parts.

These rainbow fractions work on 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12 fractions. You can see how many of the fractions make the whole

Each of the puzzles has as many parts as needed to make a whole. You can see the 1/3 fraction puzzle below.

Free Hands-On Rainbow Fractions Puzzles - with 6 puzzles, fraction cards and building mats for working on learning fractions and comparing fractions- 3Dinosaurs.com

Things to use with the Rainbow Fractions Puzzles Printable

Ways to Use the Rainbow Fractions Printable

You can start off by just having them build the fraction puzzle. This lets them see how may of the parts will make the whole.

Build the Fraciton Puzzle

You can see that it takes 4 of the 1/4 puzzles to make a whole.

Free Hands-On Rainbow Fractions Puzzles - with 6 puzzles, fraction cards and building mats for working on learning fractions and comparing fractions- 3Dinosaurs.com

Adding Fraction Puzzles

After they work on building the whole you can work on building parts. The puzzles allow kids to work on adding the fractions.

You can give them the fraction cards and have them build the fractions. You can have them start with smaller and added up to bigger.

You can see that we have the fraction card 3/5 and the puzzle build up for 3/5 to make the card.

Free Hands-On Rainbow Fractions Puzzles - with 6 puzzles, fraction cards and building mats for working on learning fractions and comparing fractions- 3Dinosaurs.com

Comparing Fraction Puzzles

There is also a mat to compare puzzles. You can have them use the fraction cards to build the fractions. You can see that 1/3 and 3/5 are different in size.

Free Hands-On Rainbow Fractions Puzzles - with 6 puzzles, fraction cards and building mats for working on learning fractions and comparing fractions- 3Dinosaurs.com

You can also build the fractions and compare them on the mat. There is a space to use the fraction cards and the greater than, less than, and equal.

Free Hands-On Rainbow Fractions Puzzles - with 6 puzzles, fraction cards and building mats for working on learning fractions and comparing fractions- 3Dinosaurs.com

Making Equal Fraction Puzzles

You can also have them build the puzzles until they make the same fraction. this is a great way to build half and see what fractions can make 1/2.

Free Hands-On Rainbow Fractions Puzzles - with 6 puzzles, fraction cards and building mats for working on learning fractions and comparing fractions- 3Dinosaurs.com

There are so many ways to use the puzzles. And it is a great way to work on learning fractions and working up to adding fractions.


What you will find in the Free Rainbow Fractions

  • Fraction building mat
  • Fractions 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 10, 12
  • Fraction cards to match the puzzles
  • 8 pages
Free Rainbow Fractions Puzzles - 6 different fraction puzzles for kids to make with a building and comparing mat- 3Dinosaurs.com

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Free Hands-On Rainbow Fractions Puzzles - with 6 puzzles, fraction cards and building mats for working on learning fractions and comparing fractions- 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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