Reading aloud can help bring abstract concepts like fractions to life. Fractions may be one of the most challenging math concepts for children to grasp. Scaffolding their learning with colorful and entertaining books is a great way to pique their interest and reinforce math skills. You will want to add these books to your library to help you teach fractions to kids!
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Picture Books About Fractions
The Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bar Fractions Book – Hershey bars were practically made to teach fractions. Use the bars natural design for a chocolaty math lesson!
Fractions in Disguise – George Cornelius Factor collects fractions. When a valuable fraction goes missing, he must find it. This exciting mystery is perfect for kids ages 8-10.
A Fraction’s Goal ― Parts of a Whole – Teach fractions by dividing up whole objects. The silly cats are busy diving everything from pizza’s to people in half, in quarters and more!
Give Me Half! – Two siblings decide to share a lunch and realize that splitting some things in half can be messy. This book is the perfect introduction to fractions for younger learners.
Full House: An Invitation to Fractions – Miss Bloom welcomes several guests to her inn. What happens when they all want pie? This book helps kids to start understanding fractions.
Fraction Fun – This colorful book helps kids recognize and understand the differences in fractions. Learn that fractions can even be fun!
The Wishing Club: A Story About Fractions – Have you ever wished upon a star? What if only a fraction of that wish came true? The kids in the wishing club need to figure out how to wish for a whole pet!
Polar Bear Math: Learning About Fractions from Klondike and Snow – Learn real life applications for fractions while watching Klondike and Snow, to polar bears at the Denver Zoo grow.
The Lion’s Share – It’s Lion’s birthday and everyone wants to make him a cake. But how much cake is too much? Not only will young readers learn about fractions but with have the opportunity to discuss generosity and selfishness.
Fraction Action – This comic book-style book about fractions teaches through short stories and will help students to understand math concepts and vocabulary.
My Half Day – A young boy wakes up to find that he only has half a head of hair and that’s only the beginning! Both the story and the illustrations are bright and entertaining.
Whole-y Cow!: Fractions Are Fun – Readers will explore different fraction-based situations with the help of a friendly cow in this book written by an elementary school teacher.
Pizza Counting – Pizza’s are a natural, real-world application for teaching fractions. Pizza Counting is loaded with pictures to help learners grasp a variety of concepts about fractions from beginning to more advanced skills.
Fractions, Decimals, and Percents – Step right up! Head to the county fair to learn all about fractions, decimals, and percents.
Picture Pie – Divide circles into fractions and use the pieces to create all kinds of pictures. Combine math and art in this book by Ed Emberley.
Inch Worm and a Half – An inchworm gets the help of her friends to learn about fractions and measure all of the plants in the garden.
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