Math is always a struggle for some kids and I know that hands-on activities sometimes 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.
This printable is a great addition to the Earth Day Printables on the site.
You can see the repeat addition cards here. Each has one type of fraction that kids add together on a recycle bin.
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.
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.
After they match the cards you can see the repeat addition matches the spots on the picture of the fraction.
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.
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.
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
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
Check out all the Earth Day Activities and Printables on 3 Dinosaurs.
Cassie – 3Dinosaurs.com