Get to Know Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

Use Circles to Practice Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

Learn about percents, decimals, and fractions with a fun and easy math learning center activity featured in our April blog post. Students will divide circles into segments, color the pieces, and swap with a partner to practice percents, decimals, and fractions. Read on to find out more.

Well-Rounded Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

Practice Fractions, Decimals, and Percents

In this activity, students will identify fractions, decimals, and percents using circles. Here’s what you will need:

  • printable circle template
  • ruler or straightedge
  • crayons or markers
  • scissors

Find a free printable circle template online and print one for every student in your class.

Use Circles to Learn About Fractions, Percents, and Decimals

Students will use a ruler or straightedge to divide the circle into however many segments they wish. You may want to provide examples, such as halves, thirds, or fourths, one half and two fourths, and so on.

Students will use crayons or markers to shade each segment of the circle with different colors.

Finally, students will cut out the circle with a pair of scissors.

Decimals, Percents, and Fractions Activity

Once students have completed their circles, they can swap with a partner.

Partners will take turns asking each other questions about the circle they made:

“What part of the circle is pink? Answer with a fraction.”

“What part of the circle is green? Answer with a decimal.”

“What part of the circle is yellow? Answer with a percent.”