Equivalent Fractions 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.

The holiday season is approaching and I am again humbled and appreciative of the love and support of Math Coach’s Corner followers! Your comments inspire and encourage me, lift my spirits on a down day, and totally validate my faith in the great teaching that is going on in classrooms around the world! I have met such wonderful people through this little blog, and it has grown beyond my wildest dreams! As my way of saying thank you, I offer you this holiday-themed freebie for equivalent fractions.

My 5th-grade teachers and I were reviewing last year’s released STAAR test (our Texas state test) in preparation for our fractions unit, and we felt that the wording used might have thrown the kiddos off a little. I wanted to make an activity that would familiarize the students with various representations for fractions.

The game features four different representations for fractions:

    • Pictorial
    • Symbols
    • “Out of a total of _______ parts, ________ are shaded”
    • “_______ of the _______ parts are shaded”

What are you waiting for?  Click here to grab your holiday freebie! 🙂


  1. joanna navone

    Thank you so much for sharing this, and so much more!

  2. TheElementary MathManiac

    So cute! That wording is a bit strange… It will be good to expose them to it before the big test!

    The Math Maniac

  3. Melissa Cloud

    Thanks for sharing this!
    A Teaspoon of Teaching

  4. Carol C.

    Thanks for sharing this great activity! I created math talk cards to accompany this as I believe it helps students, especially when they are working with a partner. The math talk cards are simply: My fraction card shows _____ and the equivalent fraction is ______.
    I know the fractions are equivalent because __________.
    Again thanks for all of your ideas!

    • Donna Boucher

      Great idea, Carol! I love math talk cards, too. They really help facilitate good math discussions.

  5. Lauren

    Thank you for sharing this! It is exactly what I was looking for to add a little fun to my lesson.

  6. Andrea Richardson

    Thanks for sharing this.

  7. Clare

    This looks great but I can’t seem to access it. Any suggestions?

    • Donna Boucher

      Thanks for letting me know! I’ve updated the link now, so please try again.


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