## Thursday, July 12, 2012

Literature Connections for Teaching Fractions in Third Grade

Fraction Action. By Loreen Leedy. (1996). 32p. Holiday House. (978-0823412440). Gr. K-3.
This book is a fun take on learning fractions, as there are chapters that tell stories about fractions as a way to teach fractions. Students will enjoy the graphics as they learn from Miss Prime all about fractions!

My Half Day. By Doris Fisher and Dani Sneed.  Illustrated by Karen Lee.  (2008). 32p. Sylvan Dell Publishing. (978-1934359143). Gr. K-3.
This book follows the story of a boy through his day, and everything that happens to him seems to be happening in fractions!  With a fun story line and exciting pictures, students will love seeing what happens next!

Full House: An Invitation to Fractions. By Dayle Ann Dodds. Illustrated by Abby Carter. (2009). 32p. Candlewick. (978-0763641306). Gr. 1-4.
This a great rhyming book that introduces the denominator and numerator of a fraction in terms of a house filling up with guests.  Children will love the story and learn about fractions at the same time.

The Wishing Club: A Story About Fractions. By Donna Jo Napoli.  Illustrated by Anna Currey. (2007). 32p. Henry Holt and Co. (978-0805076653). Gr. 1-4.
This is a cute book about four friends who make wishes one night only to find out that parts of their wishes are coming true.  A great story in teaching fractions!

Online Resources for Kids to Learn About Fractions

A pizza party game that includes 10 questions for kids to answer about the fractions of pizza left or gone!  Easy to understand questions and simple graphics keep the questions at an academic level for most students to answer without much difficulty.

This fun Bamzooki fractions game gives great descriptions of the numerator and denominator.  Students are given the task of creating the fraction in the game before time runs out!

This fun game gives children 13 different ways to look at the fraction ‘1/2’.  This would be good for students who are functioning at a higher level of thinking as it requires some higher-level problem solving skills.