# 4 Fun Classroom Activities For Students To Learn Fractions

Pranalika Mahanta

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• Game-Based Learning
Teaching the concept of fractional numbers start as early as 1st grade in schools that follow a national/international board syllabus. Yet most of the time, teachers find it challenging to teach fractions to students, especially in higher classes when the level of complexity increases.The main problem that arises with fractions is the lack of understanding of the basic concept. Because fractions are introduced to students as a completely new chapter in arithmetic during the early stages, it is important that teachers pay more attention to clear the basics of fractions before diving into the problems.Kids usually struggle with fractions at the start of the lesson but with practice, their problem-solving skills improve. To help students tackle fractional numbers and problems with ease, here are 4 ways you can teach your students to practice fractions:

## 1. Fun With Paper Plates

There are a lot of fun classroom activities you can do that revolve around paper plates and fractions!For eg. Teach comparison of fractions with the help of paper plates or get creative with your students by introducing pizza fractions in class. You can also make fraction flowers to help your students understand fractional numbers. For fraction flowers, you need paper plates and paint to create fraction wheels. Start the first wheel with a whole number (1) and then keep dividing the plates into ½, ⅓, ¼ and so on. The game is to mix all the fractions up and have your students put the fraction flowers back together.

## 2. Fractions BINGO

Fractions BINGO is an excellent teaching activity that enables students to practice working with fractions in an engaging and easy way.To play fractions BINGO, prepare a fraction filled bingo sheet for your students which have answers to the questions you have prepared. The idea is to solve all the questions and achieve bingo as fast as possible. Tip: To simplify the game, you can give everyone the same set of questions so you can go through each problem afterward and solve them together.