Fraction Freebie!

Written by Donna Boucher

Donna has been a teacher, math instructional coach, interventionist, and curriculum coordinator. A frequent speaker at state and national conferences, she shares her love for math with a worldwide audience through her website, Math Coach’s Corner. Donna is also the co-author of Guided Math Workshop.

How about that Super Bowl, huh?  Many folks thought Beyonce’s show was responsible for the power outage, but those of us in the know realize it was the giant sale over at TpT!  I spent a LOT of time scoping out new clip artists (I’m pretty sure I made that title up…), and I found so many talented people.  I’ll be showcasing some of their work on upcoming freebies.  Be sure to check out their blogs and stores!  The artwork for tonight’s freebie comes from Oxana at Teachers Clipart who, by the way, is from Columbia!  How cool is that?  Be sure to visit her blog as well.

On to the math subject at hand, which tonight happens to be fractions.  Have you ever had this happen?  The question asks for students to write the fraction for the part of a cake that’s eaten (unshaded part) and they write the fraction for the part that’s left (shaded part)?  Of course you have!  And what do we always say–“If they’d only READ the problem…”.  Hmmmm, could it be that the only thing we’ve ever asked them to do for fractions is to find the shaded part?  A fraction, like any other number, can be decomposed in many ways, and it’s important that students see lots of different representations for fractions.  So tonight’s freebie is a scoot game (I’m kinda into those right now…), and it makes kiddos really concentrate on what the question is asking them to find.  Click here to grab your copy.  As always, I love comments. 🙂

43 Comments

    • Donna Boucher

      Awesome! That’s the best kind of freebie! 🙂

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  1. Anonymous

    Looks like fun, but how do you play?

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    • Donna Boucher

      Ha ha! Great questions! I just uploaded a newer version that has the instructions! Clink the link again.

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  2. Cheryl

    You’re posts are always right on time. We’re just beginning our unit on fractions tomorrow. This will be a great way to get the kiddos up and moving!

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    • Donna Boucher

      That’s my motto, Cheryl…On time with good math! Ha ha. 🙂

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  3. Cindy

    This is awesome. Plan to use it soon! 🙂

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    • Donna Boucher

      Glad to hear it, Cindy! 🙂

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  4. Rebecca H.

    YES! My students need practice READING what the problem actually says! lol, thank you!

    Rebecca
    Ladybugs Lounge

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    • Donna Boucher

      Don’t they all… 🙂

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  5. Sue

    Yea! We’re just getting ready for fractions.

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    • Donna Boucher

      Oh good, Sue! Glad the timing worked out for you. 🙂

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  6. Mandy Lopez

    Perfect! This will be great for a beginning activity TOMORROW! Thanks! 🙂

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    • Donna Boucher

      Woo hoo! Hope the kiddos enjoy it! 🙂

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  7. Michelle Hall

    As always, I LOVE your ideas. (Sorry I yelled at you, but I was SO excited!) Thanks again for an easy to use idea.

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    • Donna Boucher

      I interpreted the caps as enthusiasm, not yelling, Michelle. Glad you like it! 🙂

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  8. Jon Spexarth

    I love these, my students love these!! Thank you!!!

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    • Donna Boucher

      You’re very welcome, Jon! 🙂

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  9. Profe Oxana

    That was a really creative way to use the graphics. Thank you so much!I love the final product!!
    Oxana
    Teacher’s Clipart

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    • Donna Boucher

      Totally my pleasure, Oxana! It was fun to come up with a way to use your graphics! 🙂

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  10. louise zirk

    You have done an exemplary job on this Scoot Fraction Game, as always. Thanks for being so generous.

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    • Donna Boucher

      What a sweet compliment! Thanks so much, Louise! 🙂

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  11. Anonymous

    I so enjoy reading your blog. Thank you for sharing!

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    • Donna Boucher

      So nice to hear! Thanks! 🙂

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  12. Jill

    I clicked “here” and nothing comes up

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    • Donna Boucher

      Hmmm, did you get some kind of error message? I just clicked on it, and it took me right to the Google doc. Maybe try again. Sometimes Google docs can be a little squirrely!

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  13. Anonymous

    This is the best game!!!! My 3rd graders will love it to review before our test on fractions. Thank you!!! 🙂

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    • Donna Boucher

      You’re so welcome! Hope the kiddos enjoy it. 🙂

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  14. Hazel Lochhaas

    This game/activity will be great to review for the state benchmark practice. Thanks, I will be using this right after spring break.

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    • Donna Boucher

      Glad the timing worked out so well for you, Hazel! 🙂

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  15. Cindy in Wisconsin

    Thank you so much! Our 3rd graders are just starting a unit on fractions so this resource should come in real handy!

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    • Donna Boucher

      Glad to hear it’s something you can use, Cindy! 🙂

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  16. MrsArnold

    Thank you! We’re learning about fractions right now, and this year’s group LOVES scoot! This is absolutely perfect. Much appreciated! <3

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    • Donna Boucher

      Awesome! I hope the kiddos enjoy it and come away with a better understanding of fractions! 🙂

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  17. Irene Zajac

    As a teacher new to 3rd grade ans new to the common core but not new to teaching, I thank you for all your wonderful ideas, freebies and advice! They have helped me through a long, difficult year.
    All my best,
    Irene

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    • Donna Boucher

      Thank you so much, Irene. It means a lot to me that I’ve made your year a little easier! Hang it there. 🙂

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  18. Collaboration Cuties

    I just found this from Math is Elementary!! Yay!!! I’m very excited about this freebie!! Thank you so much for sharing it and giving it as a freebie!

    Amanda
    Collaboration Cuties

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  19. Jill Hatfield

    Thank you so much!!!

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    • Donna Boucher

      You’re welcome, Jill! 🙂

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  20. Su Anna

    Thanks so much Donna. My students and I really enjoy playing all of your games. I really enjoy reading your blog and love the activities that you share. Thanks again.

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  21. Teach80

    I love this activity and it’s great that it can be used with the entire class or with any number of groups of students. Thanks for the freebie!

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    • Donna Boucher

      You’re welcome!

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  22. Anonymous

    Great review of fractions, following directions, and carefully reading the question! Thanks!

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