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

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

2. Representing Equivalent Fractions Game 

Tucker, Stephen I. – Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, 2014. Retrieved from

3. Variation in Children’s Understandings of Fractions 

Fonger, Nicole L.; Tran, Dung; Elliott, Natasha – Grantee Submission, 2015. Retrieved from 

4. Fractions: The New Frontier for Theories of Numerical Development

Siegler, Robert S.; Fazio, Lisa K.; Bailey, Drew H.; Zhou, Xinlin – Grantee Submission, 2013. Retrieved from

5. Fun Ideas for Home!

Australian Primary Mathematics Classroom, v13 n2 p16-17 2008. Retrieved from 

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!