Fun Fraction Games for Kids
A sound knowledge of fractions is essential for studying math in higher grades.Fractions are important in everyday life and also in the world of work. They have been introduced as a part-whole concept so as to ensure that kids have a good foundation for understanding other concepts of fractions, later. They learn about general fraction terms and how to identify various fractions. They recognize that equal shares of a fraction are identical. Innovative activities help kids to understand and remember the beginning concepts of fractions so that they can easily follow the rules of fractions. Kids get lots of 'hands-on' experience with fractions using various shapes and real world examples in an interactive learning environment.
Kids are visual learners and the best technique for teaching fractions involves visual images. If a kid is able to visualize a fraction in his mind, it becomes more concrete - not just a number on top of another number, without any meaning. Visual learning helps kids see a “whole” split into fractions: part-whole relationships. Thus a kid will be able to estimate the answer before calculating it and is able to perform many simple operations in his/her head. Use of visual images and games make it simple, easy and enjoyable for learning the beginning concepts of fractions and the rules, for doing fractions, will also start making sense.
When kids are clear about the basic concepts of fractions, it will make the future topics of how to add, subtract, multiply, and divide fractions much easier to understand. A good basic knowledge of fractions leads to later success in school and beyond. Using familiar examples from real life our cool fraction lessons, games and worksheets provide kids with plenty of practice. The more practice your child gets, the better s/he will understand the concept and not consider fractions as something they just cannot do. They're real good fun once kids get the hang of them.