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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!

## 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

Free fraction lessons
Online lessons covering all four operations with fractions.
/teaching/#fractions

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.

#### 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.

See more topical Math Mammoth books

Who Wants Pizza?
Online lessons that explain the concept of a fraction plus addition and multiplication of fractions using a pizza example. It also includes 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.
/worksheets/fraction_calculator.php

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

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

Identify Fractions and Mixed Numbers

Matching Fractions Level 1
Match each fraction to its visual model.
www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/fractions/memory_fractions1.htm

Interactive Unit Fractions
Drag unit fraction pieces (1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/9, 1,10, 1/12, 1,16, and 1/20) onto a square that represents one whole. You can see that, for example, 6 pieces of 1/6 fit into one whole, or that 3 pieces of 1/9 are equal to 1/3, and many other similar relationships.
/interactives/unit_fractions.php

Fractions Splat
Four levels: (1) Identify equal or unequal parts; (2) Identify shapes that are divided into halves, thirds, and fourths; (3) and (4) Find the visual model that matches the given fraction.
www.sheppardsoftware.com/mathgames/earlymath/fractions_shoot.htm

Concentration from Illuminations
A matching game you can play by yourself or against a friend, matching fractions to equivalent visual representations. (The game also allows you to play a matching game with whole numbers, shapes, or multiplication facts.) Also available for your phone or tablet.
illuminations.nctm.org/Activity.aspx?id=3563

Fraction Frenzy 4
Choose the pizza picture that matches the fraction shown using the four arrow keys.
www.mathwarehouse.com/games/our-games/fraction-games/fraction-frenzy-4/

Fraction Booster
Fraction Booster contains five different activities: (1) Type in the number of children and the computer cuts a pizza into that many pieces. (2) Drag fractional pieces to a fraction mat. (3) Type the number of shaded pieces, the total number of pieces, and the actual fraction (using a slash). (4) Drag and drop fractions onto their correct positions on a fraction number line. (5) Practice equivalent fractions using a pizza as a visual model.
www.bgfl.org/bgfl/custom/resources_ftp/client_ftp/ks2/maths/fractions/index.htm

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

Fractions - Naming
Name the fraction shown by the shape.
nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_104_g_1_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

Worksheets for equivalent fractions
Create free worksheets for equivalent fractions, with or without visual models (grades 4-5). Available both in html and PDF formats.
/worksheets/equivalent_fractions.php

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:

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

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.

#### 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.

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/

An unlimited supply of worksheets for addition of fractions and mixed numbers (grades 4-7). The worksheets can be made in html or PDF format. You can also customize them using the generator.

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.

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

Free worksheets for fraction multiplication
An unlimited supply of worksheets for multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers (grades 4-7). The worksheets can be made in html or PDF format. You can also customize them using the generator.
/worksheets/fraction_multiplication.php

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

Worksheets for comparing fractions
Worksheets for comparing two fractions or for ordering 3-8 fractions. The worksheet can include problems where you compare fractions with the same denominator, fractions with the same numerator, you compare a fraction to 1/2, or to 1, and so on. You can also include visual models (fraction pies).
/worksheets/comparing_fractions.php

Comparing Fractions—XP Math
Simple timed practice with comparing two fractions.

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

Interactive fraction, decimal and percentage tool
This tool shows you a fraction visually (bar or pie) and converts the fraction into a percentage and decimal. You can show or hide the equivalent percentage and decimal.
/interactives/fraction_decimal_percentage.php

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
mathhombre.blogspot.com/2012/01/fraction-catch.html

Fractions Vs. Decimals Calculator
A calculator that converts a fraction into a decimal, and gives you the fixed and recurring parts. The second calculator on the same page does the opposite: it converts a repeating decimal into a fraction.
www.counton.org/explorer/fractions

#### 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.