Fourth Grade Fractions
updated August 27, 2022
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Fractions
for Class 4
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Mathematical progression of skills for this year in the following area:
Jamie York  Fractions
"The goal in fourth grade is for the children to develop
a sense for fractions  to bring them to an understanding of what a fraction is." (page 63)
"It is not yet the goal to develop mastery of fraction skills  much of this is done in fifth and sixth grade. Too
much of an emphasis on procedural skills with fractions will likely overwhelm many of the students, make it harder
for them to develop a sense for fractions, and leave them hating fractions." (page 65)
fractions
improper fractions
mixed numbers
equivalent fractions
common denominators
from the whole to the part and then from the part to the whole
adding fractions
subtracting fractions
multiplying fractions (division of fractions should wait until fifth grade)
Montessori Materials:
Fractions Activity Set 1
name cards
recognizing fractions
adding fractions with a common denominator
subtracting fractions with a common denominator
multiplying a fraction by a whole number
dividing a fraction by a whole number without reducing (using skittles)
dividing a fraction by a whole number with reducing (using skittles)
Fractions Activity Set 2
name cards
conversion of irreducible fractions into reducible fractions
conversion of improper fractions into mixed numbers
conversion of mixed numbers into improper fractions
addition of mixed numbers without conversion
addition of mixed numbers with conversion
subtraction of mixed numbers without conversion
subtraction of mixed numbers with conversion
Fractions Activity Set 3
addition of fractions with different denominatorsaddition with one conversion
addition with two conversions
addition with more conversions
addition of mixed numbers with conversions
subtraction of fractions with different denominators
subtraction with conversion of the minuend
subtraction with conversions of the minuend and the subtrahend
subtraction of mixed numbers with conversions
multiplication of fractions with different denominators
fraction multiplied by an integer
fraction multiplied by a fraction
fraction multiplied by a mixed number
division of fractions with different denominators
an integer divided by a fraction
a fraction divided by a fraction
Traditional Materials from TpT for practice / review / assessment:
I've moved A TON of these links to inside the blog post Skills Progression in Fractions!
Fraction Circle Templates
whole, halves, thirds, fourths, fifths, sixths, sevenths, eighths, ninths, tens, elevenths, twelfths
TpT  $3.00
Fraction Equivalence Bars  free on TpT
whole, halves, thirds, fourths, fifths, sixths, sevenths, eighths, ninths, tens, elevenths, twelfths
Multiplying Fractions
with cross canceling first  free on TpT
I teach this skill in grade 5 when we are reviewing fractions; for grade 4, we multiply straight across
My blog posts from teaching this topic:
