Introducing Decomposing Fractions to Grades 3-5

I created this lesson on Artistry of Education to introduce the idea of decomposing fractions.  The image above shows a colored in version of the worksheet.  The document is two pages and covers fourths, fifths, sixths, sevenths, and eighths. 

Working with my students through this activity was informative.  I was surprised at which of my students didn't understand fractions at all and had difficulty coming up with the corresponding equations for each picture.

I hope you find this activity useful in your classroom.

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