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Fraction games and tutorials online

This is an annotated and hand-picked list of online games, tools, worksheets, and activities for various fraction topics, organized by sub-topic. I have tried to gather a variety of resources and have personally checked out each website, to make sure it is truly useful for my site visitors!

Identify Fractions    Equivalent Fractions    Add & Subtract    Multiply & Divide
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Fractions

All Aspects

Fraction videos 1: addition and subtraction
My own videos (in HD) that cover equivalent fractions, addition and subtraction of like & unlike fractions, and of mixed numbers.
www.mathmammoth.com/videos/fractions_1.php

Fraction videos 2: multiplication, division, and more
My own videos (in HD) that cover simplifyin fractions, multiplication and division of fractions and of mixed numbers, ratios, and converting fractions to decimals.
www.mathmammoth.com/videos/fractions_2.php

Visual Fractions
Great site for studying all aspects of fractions: identifying, renaming, comparing, addition, subtraction, multiplication, division. Each topic is illustrated by either a number line or a circle with a Java applet. Also couple of games, for example: make cookies for Grampy.
www.visualfractions.com

Conceptua Math Fractions Tools
Free and interactive fraction tools for identifying fractions, adding and subtracting, estimating, comparing, equivalent fractions, multiplying, dividing, finding common denominators and more. Each activity uses several fraction models such as fraction circles, horizontal and vertical bars, number lines, etc. that allow students to develop a conceptual understanding of fractions. A free registration required.
www.conceptuamath.com/app/tool-library

Fraction Games at Sheppard Software
Games for addition & subtraction of fractions, simplifying fractions, equivalent fractions, and fraction of a set.
www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/menus/fractions.htm


Key to Fractions workbook series

Key to Fractions Workbooks

These workbooks by Key Curriculum Press feature a number of exercises to help your child learn about fractions. Book 1 teaches fraction concepts, Book 2 teaches multiplying and dividing, Book 3 teaches adding and subtracting, and Book 4 teaches mixed numbers. Each book has a practice test at the end.

=> Learn more


Who Wants Pizza?
Explains the concept of fraction, addition and multiplication with a pizza example, then has some interactive exercises.
math.rice.edu/~lanius/fractions/index.html

Fractions Workshop
An online practice platform for all fraction operations. The application gives you problems that you can work out on the online "workmat", and then it checks your answer.
mrnussbaum.com/fractions-workshop

Fraction lessons at MathExpression.com
Tutorials, examples, and videos explaining all the basic fraction math topics. Look for the lesson links in the left sidebar.
www.mathexpression.com/understanding-fractions.html

Visual Math Learning
Free tutorials with some interactivity about all the fraction operations. Emphasizes visual models and lets student interact with those.
www.visualmathlearning.com/pre_algebra/chapter_9/chap_9.html

Fractioncity
Make "fraction streets" and help kids with comparing fractions, equivalent fractions, addition of fractions of like and unlike denominators while they drive toy cars on the streets. This is not an online activity but has instructions of how to do it at home or at school.
www.teachnet.com/lesson/math/fractioncity.html

Math Mammoth Fractions 1
A self-teaching worktext for 5th grade that teaches fractions and their operations with visual models. The book covers fractions, mixed numbers, adding and subtracting like fractions, adding and subtracting mixed numbers, adding and subtracting unlike fractions, and comparing fractions. Available as a download ($3.50) and also as a printed copy.
www.mathmammoth.com/fractions_1.php

Online Fraction Calculator
Add, subtract, multiply or divide fractions and mixed numbers.
www.homeschoolmath.net/worksheets/fraction_calculator.php

Fraction Worksheets: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division
Create custom-made worksheets for the four operations with fractions and mixed numbers.
www.homeschoolmath.net/worksheets/fraction.php

Fraction Worksheets: Equivalent Fractions with Visual Models
Create custom-made worksheets for equivalent fractions where you can choose to include pie images or not.
www.homeschoolmath.net/worksheets/equivalent_fractions.php

Fraction Worksheets: Equivalent Fractions, Simplifying, Convert to Mixed Numbers
Create custom-made worksheets for some other fraction operations.
www.homeschoolmath.net/worksheets/fraction-b.php

 

Identify Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Identifying Fractions at Conceptua Fractions
A tool that shows fractions or mixed numbers using a pie, a bar, dots, and a number line. A free registration required.
www.conceptuamath.com/app/tool/ddentifying-fractions

Visualizing Fractions
The computer shows a fraction, and you divide the pie and color the pieces.
nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_103_g_2_t_1.html

Pattern Blocks—Parts as Wholes
Click on the "Activities" in the top menu, and click on arrows until you find Parts as Wholes activity.
nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_170_g_2_t_3.html

Fraction Model
Adjust the the numerator and the denominator, and the applet shows the fraction as a pie/rectangle/set model, as a decimal and as a percent.
illuminations.nctm.org/Activity.aspx?id=3519

 

Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Clara Fraction's Ice Cream Shop
A game in which you convert improper fractions to mixed numbers and scoop the right amount of ice cream flavors on the cone.
www.mrnussbaum.com/icecream/index.html

 

Equivalent Fractions

Equivalent Fractions from National Library of Virtual Manipulatives (NLVM)
See the equivalency of two fractions as the applet divides the whole into more pieces.
nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_105_g_2_t_1.html

Equivalent Fractions
Draw two other, equivalent fractions to the given fraction. Choose either square or circle for the shape.
illuminations.nctm.org/ActivityDetail.aspx?ID=80

Fraction Frenzy
Click on pairs of equivalent fractions, as fast as you can. See how many levels you can get!
www.learningplanet.com/sam/ff/index.asp

Fresh Baked Fractions
Practice equivalent fractions by clicking on a fraction that is not equal to others.
www.funbrain.com/fract/index.html

See also my video, which shows a visual method for equivalent fractions: that of splitting the pieces further into a certain number of new pieces:

 

Addition and Subtraction

MathSplat
Click on the right answer to addition problems (like fractions) or the bug splats on your windshield!
fen.com/studentactivities/MathSplat/mathsplat.htm

Adding fractions
Illustrates how to find the common denominator when adding two unlike fractions using interactive pie models.
nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_106_g_3_t_1.html

Adding with Uncommon Denominators Tool at Conceptua Fractions
A tool that links a visual model to the procedure of adding two unlike fractions. A free registration required.
www.conceptuamath.com/app/tool/adding-fractions-with-uncommon-denominators


Key to Fractions workbook series

Key to Fractions Workbooks

These workbooks by Key Curriculum Press feature a number of exercises to help your child learn about fractions. Book 1 teaches fraction concepts, Book 2 teaches multiplying and dividing, Book 3 teaches adding and subtracting, and Book 4 teaches mixed numbers. Each book has a practice test at the end.

=> Learn more


Old Egyptian Fractions
Puzzles to solve: add fractions like a true Old Egyptian Math Cat!
www.mathcats.com/explore/oldegyptianfractions.html

Fraction Bars Blackjack
Computer deals you two fraction cards. You have the option of getting more or "holding". The object is to get as close as possible to 2, without going over, by adding the fractions on your cards.
fractionbars.com/Fraction_Bars_Black_Jack/

 

Multiplication and Division

Multiply Fractions Jeopardy
Jeopardy-style game. Choose a question by clicking on the tile that shows the points you will win.
www.quia.com/cb/95583.html

Math Mammoth Fractions 2
A self-teaching worktext that teaches fractions using visual models, a sequel to Math Mammoth Fractions 1. The book covers simplifying fractions, multiplication and division of fractions and mixed numbers, converting fractions to decimals, and ratios. Available both as a download ($5.75) and as a printed copy.
www.mathmammoth.com/fractions_2.php

Multiply and Reduce Fractions Battleship Game
When you hit the enemy's battleship, you need to solve a fraction multiplication problem.
www.quia.com/ba/57713.html

Fractions Mystery Picture Game
Solve problems where you find a fractional part of a quantity, and uncover a picture.
www.dositey.com/2008/math/mistery2.html

Math Basketball - Dividing Fractions Game
First make a basket, and then you get to solve a fraction division problem with multiple choice answers.
www.math-play.com/math-basketball-dividing-fractions-game/math-basketball-dividing-fractions-game.html

Soccer Math - Dividing Fractions Game
In order to kick the ball and score points, you first have to answer math problems correctly.
www.math-play.com/soccer-math-dividing-fractions-game/soccer-math-dividing-fractions-game.html

Number line bars
Fraction bars that illustrate visually how many times a fraction "fits into" another fraction.
nlvm.usu.edu/en/NAV/frames_asid_265_g_2_t_1.html?open=activities&from=category_g_2_t_1.html

Using More Math in Cooking
In this video, Michelle and Renee talk about how parents can help kids practice math with cooking, especially working on addition and multiplication of fractions.
mykidsturn.com/show/numbers-using-more-math-cooking

 

Comparing Fractions

Comparison Shoot Out
Choose level 2 or 3 to compare fractions and shoot the soccer ball to the goal.
www.fuelthebrain.com/Game/play.php?ID=47

Comparing Fractions—XP Math
Simple timed practice with comparing two fractions.
xpmath.com/forums/arcade.php?do=play&gameid=8

Comparing Fractions Tool at Conceptua Fractions
An interactive tool where students place numbers, visual models, and decimals on a number line.
www.conceptuamath.com/app/tool/comparing-fractions

Fractional Hi Lo
Computer has selected a fraction. You make guesses and it tells you if your guess was too high or too low.
www.theproblemsite.com/games/hilo.asp

 

Fractions vs. Decimals (and Percents)

Flower Power
Grow flowers and harvest them to make money in this addictive order-'em-up game. Practice ordering decimals, fractions, and percentages. The game starts with ordering decimals (daisies), and proceeds into fractions (tulips or roses).
www.mangahigh.com/games/flowerpower

Fraction Model
Adjust the the numerator and the denominator, and the applet shows the fraction as a pie/rectangle/set model, as a decimal and as a percent.
illuminations.nctm.org/Activity.aspx?id=3519

Fraction Pie
Select the numerator and denominator, and the applet shows the fraction as a pie, rectangle, or set model, as a decimal and as a percent.
illuminations.nctm.org/Activity.aspx?id=4147

Compare Fractions and Percentages Game
Drag numbers to the blackboard to make percentages and fractions, and the program then colors that part of a quantity so you can compare them. You can choose between many different models to do this (pizza, group of people, pitcher, chocolate bar).
www.bbc.co.uk/skillswise/game/ma18comp-game-percentages-and-fractions-side-by-side

Fraction Decimal Conversion
Practice fractions vs. decimal numbers online with a matching game, concentration, or flash cards.
www.quia.com/jg/65724.html

Fraction Catch
This is a neat card game about ordering fractions (not a computer game); you can download the fraction cards from Google Docs.
mathhombre.blogspot.com/2012/01/fraction-catch.html

Fraction/Decimal Worksheets
Change fractions to decimal numbers or decimal numbers to fractions.
www.homeschoolmath.net/worksheets/fraction-decimal.php

Fractions Vs. Decimals Calculator
www.counton.org/explorer/fractions


Key to Fractions workbook series

Key to Fractions Workbooks

These workbooks by Key Curriculum Press feature a number of exercises to help your child learn about fractions. Book 1 teaches fraction concepts, Book 2 teaches multiplying and dividing, Book 3 teaches adding and subtracting, and Book 4 teaches mixed numbers. Each book has a practice test at the end.

=> Learn more


 

Software

FractionGen
Create customizable worksheets for the four basic operations of fractions/mixed numbers/whole numbers.  Answers included.  The program makes a simple text file which you can print from your text editor.
Price: Free
download.com/3000-2053-6897377.html?tag=lst-0-1



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