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Understanding Fractions • Understanding Fractions, Percent, and Decimals

Hands-On Thinking Activities that Teach Fraction Fundamentals

Grades: 2-6


Understanding Fractions

Grades: 2-6


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Understanding Fractions (Grades 2-4)

This 64-page math book for Grades 2-4 uses fun, step-by-step lessons to provide a thorough foundation in understanding fractions. The book begins with the meaning of fractions and their many uses - and ends with the simple math of comparing, adding, and subtracting fractions both visually and numerically. These easy-to-understand, hands-on, thinking activities build confidence by providing an understanding of fractions that is relatable to daily life. This book includes cut-out fraction circles that enable teachers to demonstrate key concepts and provide students with a tactile experience to reinforce the lesson and aid in learning new concepts. Helpful teacher notes are provided along with clear explanations for answers.


  • Meaning of fractions
  • Writing and using fractions
  • Finding common denominators
  • Simple adding and subtracting of fractions

Understanding Fractions, Percent, and Decimals (Grades 4-6)

This 72-page math book for Grades 4-6 builds on the lessons learned in the first book in the series, Understanding Fractions for Grades 2-4 (above). Students learn multiplication and division of fractions as well as how to convert fractions to percent and decimals. The book includes cut-out fraction bars to provide hands-on understanding. Students problem solve their way through fun, structured lessons to develop a thorough mastery of computational skills. They learn how fractions and percent are related, including the meaning and use of percent, as well as practical computations. The book includes lessons and exercises built to develop a solid understanding of how fractions are expressed using the decimal and percent systems. Teaching notes are provided.


  • Adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing fractions
  • Computing with percent
  • Converting fractions to decimals

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