A fraction represents a part of a whole, whether it’s a region or a collection. The term “fraction” comes from the Latin word “fractio,” meaning “to break.” The Egyptians, as the first civilization to study fractions, used them to solve mathematical problems like dividing food, supplies, and managing resources without a standardized currency.

In Ancient Rome, fractions were expressed in words to describe parts of a whole. In India, fractions were initially written with one number above another, representing the numerator and denominator, but without the dividing line. It was the Arabs who introduced the fraction bar to separate the numerator from the denominator.

## Parts of a Fraction

All fractions have a numerator and a denominator, separated by a horizontal line called the **fraction bar**.

The **denominator,** (d = down) found below the fraction bar, shows how many equal parts the whole is divided into. The **numerator,** located above the fraction bar, indicates how many of those parts are represented or selected.

## Fraction Worksheets

Fractions are a difficult concept. There are so many different math rules and terms that apply to fractions. Consistent and fun practice will help students to grasp the concepts of fractions sooner. These worksheets are made to be interactive and fun. More worksheets will be added soon. If there is a fraction topic you need, please feel free to leave a comment below. I do take requests 😉

## 3rd Grade Fraction Worksheets

### Fraction Strips Colored Poster

Print a version to use as a reference. Print another page to have your students cut up and compare different fractions, sizes, which are equivalent fractions, and more. Grab the blank templates in the Filing Cabinet to extend the lesson.

### Fractions Guide

A visual guide to fractions in a circle, fractions on a number line, and fractions in a bar. Examples of written fractions with a numerator of 1 and a denominator ranging from 2 to 9.

### Circle Fraction Templates

Use these fun fraction templates for hands on math lessons. Cut them out and let your kids cut them apart and compare sizes, number or pieces, etc.

## Printable Fractions Worksheets

### Rainbow Coloring Fractions: Halves

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### Parts of a Whole Fractions: Circles

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### Read a Fraction #1: Circles

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## Fraction Practice Worksheets

### Color a Fraction #2

Students color the different fractions while learning the correct terms for each type of fraction. Students get practice with multiple shapes and pieces ranging grom 1/2 to 1/5.

### Fraction Sort

Students get a hands-on lesson with this worksheet. Cut apart the different fraction cards and then sort and paste them in the correct areas.

### Fraction of a Group

Sometimes, it is confusing to think of fractions as more than just pieces of one whole thing cut up. Fractions of a group worksheets show that you can also use fractions to show “how many” out of a set number of objects.

### Fraction Dominos

Read the fraction on the domino and then color the numerator (pieces) on the circle. Write the fraction to show an understanding of parts and whole.

### Ten Frame Fractions

A fun and different way to show parts of a whole. Using base 10 for fraction pieces in these ten frames will help students learn fractions in a unique way.

Need more fraction practice? Check out the filing cabinet. There are over 50 different worksheets similar to these free fraction worksheets.

## Adding, Subtracting & Comparing Fractions Worksheets

### Adding Fractions: Circles

Students use a visual representation of fractions to add pieces and show the final fraction. Common denominators are the first step in practicing adding fractions.

### Subtracting Fractions: Circles

Students use a visual representation of fractions to subtract pieces and show the final fraction. Common denominators are the first step in learning how to subtract fractions.

### Comparing Fractions: Circles

Compare two fractions with a common denominator. Students look at the numerator and then determine which is greater than, less than, or if they are equal.

## Fraction Games & Activities

### Roll a Fractions

Students roll a die and color in the specified parts of a shape.

This is an activity they can do alone or turn it into a game with a partner and two different colored crayons.

### Spinner Fraction Bingo

Use a pencil and a paper clip to create a spinner. Students spin the clip and then color in a shape that matches the fraction they landed on. Two players can turn it into a bingo game. The first to get 5 in a row, wins.

### Color by Number: Fractions

Color the image using the fraction key code. A variety of shapes that show 1/2 to 1/4 help students recognize that the same shape can be cut into different sized pieces.

## More Fraction Practice

There are so many different variations and levels of practice for fractions. If you are looking for more resources, there are additional worksheets in the Filing Cabinet. There are also additional ways to practice with these lessons from my TPT Shop if you are not a Filing Cabinet Member.