One of the keys to learning fractions is to not limit the exposure to just the fraction circles. So, I’ve created a printable set of “fraction strips.” There are sets of strips from 1 whole to 1/10 (plus 1/12). Each set makes 10 wholes for each fractional part.
This is different than most sets of fraction strip printables that you’ll find on the web. Since they are usually shown all on one page together, you cannot color code the different lengths. I prefer that each fraction be a different color. I chose to match mine to our MUS block colors, but you can match them to whatever color scheme you prefer.
To make mine, I took a piece of construction paper, and cut it down to the size of a sheet of standard sized paper (8.5”x11”). After printing, I laminated them to make them more durable. Since there are 10 sets per fraction, there are more than enough to manipulate with more than child at the same time.
You can download the fraction bars here.
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