Fractions: Equal Parts

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Interactive Math Activity - Fractions and Equal Parts

Use this interactive math lesson to help your students practice fractions and equal parts. This math activity features shapes that are divided into equal and nonequal parts. Students must choose the shape that is divided into equal parts or identify the fractional pieces of the given shape, such as halves, thirds, fourths, fifths, etc. Upon completion of this math lesson, students will gain a greater understanding of fractions and equal parts.

Your students may face challenges in this online math game, but boredom won't be one of them! This second-grade level activity is designed to present fraction concepts in an engaging, fun, and challenging way. Students will be asked a variety of questions, such as "Choose the shape that shows equal parts," or "Drag to sort each shape into the equal/not equal chart." Students can click the "Hint" button if they get stuck on a question. They will be shown a picture with an accompanying written clue such as, "This shape is not equal. The parts are not the same." When they answer a question incorrectly, they will be shown a detailed explanation page with the correct answer and step-by-step instructions for how to obtain it. Students learn from mistakes as they progress through the lesson.

This second-grade fractions activity is equipped with several features that help students make the most out of their math practice time. A progress-tracker in the upper-right corner of the practice screen shows students how many questions out of the total they have answered so far in the lesson. A score-tracker beneath that shows students how many points they have earned in their math practice. The speaker icon indicates the read-aloud feature; students can click on it, and the question will be read out loud to them in a clear voice. This option is great for ESL/ELL students and students who prefer auditory learning.

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Level

This online math lesson is classified as Level B. It may be ideal for a second-grade class.

Common Core Standard

2.G.3
Geometry

Students will reason with shapes and their attributes.

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