Here are some some resources to help you understand why math and fractions are so important to your child's learning! You will also find some great resources that further explain how we teach fractions and some resources you can use at home.

**1. Identifying Fractions on a Number Line **http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1093159.pdf

Wong, Monica – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2013. Retrieved from

http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1093159.pdf

**2. Representing Equivalent Fractions Game** http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1093248.pdf

Tucker, Stephen I. – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2014. Retrieved from http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ1093248.pdf

**3. Variation in Children’s Understandings of Fractions **http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED566521.pdf

Fonger, Nicole L.; Tran, Dung; Elliott, Natasha – Grantee Submission, 2015. Retrieved from http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED566521.pdf

**4. Fractions: The New Frontier for Theories of Numerical Development** http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED552807.pdf

Siegler, Robert S.; Fazio, Lisa K.; Bailey, Drew H.; Zhou, Xinlin – Grantee Submission, 2013. Retrieved from http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/ED552807.pdf

**5. Fun Ideas for Home!** http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ802701.pdf

Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v13 n2 p16-17 2008. Retrieved from http://files.eric.ed.gov/fulltext/EJ802701.pdf

Here is another classroom website that you may find beneficial! This website includes links to other resources that you can use to help your child master the concept of fractions!

http://mrsbelbin.westboroughk12.org/unit-4---fractions.html