Foam Magnetic Fraction Strips
Foam Magnetic Fraction Strips
Item # 4801
Ages 5-8
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Color-coded pieces make it easier to understand fraction concepts.
  • Provides a visual and tactile way to explore parts of a whole, equivalencies and other fraction concepts

  • Works with any magnetic surface, including magnetic whiteboards

  • Supports whole-group demonstration and center activities

  • Includes 51 color-coded, proportional foam magnets labeled with the following fraction amounts: 1 whole, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/10 and 1/12

  • Grades K+
Aligned to:
  • 1.G.3. Partition circles and rectangles into two and four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, fourths, and quarters, and use the phrases half of, fourth of, and quarter of. Describe the whole as two of, or four of the shares. Understand for these examples that decomposing into more equal shares creates smaller shares.

  • 2.G.3. Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc., and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of identical wholes need not have the same shape.

  • 3.G.2. Partition shapes into parts with equal areas. Express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole.

  • 4.NF.1. Explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent to a fraction (n × a)/(n × b) by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size.

  • 4.NF.2. Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators, e.g., by creating common denominators or numerators, or by comparing to a benchmark fraction such as 1/2.

  • 5.NF.1. Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators.

  • 5.NF.2. Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole, including cases of unlike denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.
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