If you love apple activities for kids, you'll love this apple fraction math printable. Apples are a fun way to learn fractions because they can be cut into so many different pieces. My kids have always struggled with fractions, so I try to give them as much fun practice as I can. This particular printable is a lot of fun and helps kids learn how to add basic fractions. The little apples make the printable ideal for using during the early back to school season just before it is OK to start using pumpkins and leaves. In Texas, where I live, leaves don't even start to fall until November, but of course, most stores have moved on to Valentine's Day by that point!
It feels weird breaking out fall leaves when it's still 100 degrees outside, but I can get on board with apples for back to school. Download this apple fraction math printable and give your fraction practice a fun back-to-school theme.
Apple Activities for Kids: Apple Fraction Math Printable
I made this printable for Monkey so she can practice adding and subtracting fractions. She sees things better in a visual form, so when I found these apple graphics with the apples cut into pieces, I knew this would be the perfect way to practice our fractions.
How to Learn Fractions with Apples
Start by using real apples for the activity. We have an apple cutter that automatically cuts apples into eight equal pieces, which would be a perfect way to introduce simple fractions. Or if you wanted to make things a little trickier, cut the apple into 9 pieces or 12 pieces.
Use the different pieces from several different apples cut into different fractional parts to illustrate comparable fractions and how to simply fractions. For example, show the children how 1/2 of an apple is the same as 3/6 or 2/4. Seeing the fractions as apple slices makes it much easier to visualize. A lot of children are like Monkey and have a hard time visualizing fractions without concrete examples.
Apple Fraction Math Worksheet
After the real-word apple fraction exploration, have the children fill out the worksheet. It will be much easier for them after examining the real apple pieces.
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What is your favorite way to teach fractions?