Fraction Hands-On Math Centers | 3rd Grade Fraction Activities, Task Cards, & Games

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Get your students excited about fractions with these hands-on fraction math centers for 3rd and 4th grade! Inside you’ll find 10 fun ice cream-themed fraction games, task cards, and math centers covering the 3.NF fraction standards. The activities cover parts of a whole, parts of a set, equivalent fractions, fractions on a number line, comparing fractions, and much more!

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    Get your students excited about fractions with these hands-on fraction activities! These 3rd grade math centers include activities focusing on representing and comparing fractions. Inside you’ll find 10 fun ice cream-themed fraction games, task cards, and math centers covering the 3.NF fraction standards. The activities cover parts of a whole, parts of a set, equivalent fractions, fractions on a number line, comparing fractions, and much more!


    Here’s ONE Way to Use This Fraction Activity Pack:

    You can use this resource as an engaging-yet-rigorous fraction test prep activity! This room transformation activity pack provides a way for students to relate fractions to an interesting real-world scenario. Simply decorate your classroom like an ice cream shop and use these fraction task cards as themed math centers. Your students will love rotating through the fraction centers of this ice cream day!

    >>> Read about our Ice Cream Fraction Room Transformation! <<<

    What’s Included:

     Key Word Matching: Students will work in groups to identify important fraction key words. They will match the word to its definition and example. (Color + B&W Version)

     Vocabulary Flip Book: Record the definition and examples of fraction key terms.

     Frosty’s Lab: Help students understand how fractions can be used to represent a part of a group. Students will create models to help them visualize the denominator and the numerator in a group. (Color + B&W Version)

     What’s the Scoop? Understanding how the numerator and denominator in a fraction can tell us how many are in a part of a group. Students will find how many are in a part of a group by modeling fractions with manipulatives. (Color + B&W Version)

     Fraction Challenge/ Face-Off: Students challenge the opposing team to see who has the largest fraction! Students will compare fractions with different numerators and denominators. They will use the >,<, and = symbols when comparing two fractions. (Color +B&W Version)

     Ice Cream Station: Students will review fractions of a whole. Students will create their own fraction sundae by following the fraction recipe on each card.

     Fraction True/False Comparison: Students will break down fractions to determine whether the comparisons are true or false. (QR Codes for self-checking included!)

     Scoops on a Line: Students will scoot around the room to locate fractions on a number line. (Color +B&W Version)

     Scooping up Fractions: Students will solve a variety of fraction-related questions to move across the game board.

     Fraction Craft: Students will build an ice cream sundae using their own fractions.

    Direction sheets (for teachers & students), response sheets, and answer keys are included for all activities!


    Standards Targeted:

    •  CCSS3.NF.A.1  Understand a fraction 1/ as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into equal parts; understand a fraction / as the quantity formed by parts of size 1/.
    • CCSS3.NF.A.2 Understand a fraction as a number on the number line; represent fractions on a number line diagram.
    • CCSS3.NF.A.3 Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size.
    • CCSS3.NF.A.3a Understand two fractions as equivalent (equal) if they are the same size, or the same point on a number line.
    • CCSS3.NF.A.3d Compare two fractions with the same numerator or the same denominator by reasoning about their size. Recognize that comparisons are valid only when the two fractions refer to the same whole. Record the results of comparisons with the symbols >, =, or <, and justify the conclusions, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.

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    1 review for Fraction Hands-On Math Centers | 3rd Grade Fraction Activities, Task Cards, & Games

    1. Jocelyn N.

      We love these resources! I use it to teach and reteach fractions. It’s a great, fun, interactive supplement to our lessons. Great centers for all learners, and so cute to be ice cream themed!

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