 # Fractions

## Problem Solving

Students are challenged to solve these problems by drawing pictures rather than using traditional fraction algorithms. • Animal Shelter requires students to use fractions to figure out how many cats and dogs were available for adoption at the animal shelter.
• Tadpoles and Frogs requires students to use fractions to figure out how many tadpoles and frogs there were in the tank.
• Fraction Game simulates a Fraction War game but students must draw a representation of each fraction and explain who won, based on the drawings.
• High Number Game requires that students apply their knowledge of fractions, decimals and percents to decide whose number card is highest.
• Pattern Block Fraction Design requires students to use pattern blocks to fill the shape so that it has a line of symmetry. They must then write a fraction for each color pattern block used in the design. • The Adventures of Mrs. Meatball problem set challenges students to draw pictures to solve each problem and prove their answers.
• Use the Fraction Circles Template for students to divide and color the fractional pieces, if desired. • Monkey Business challenges students to work backwards to solve this fraction division problem.
• Bake Sale challenges students to work backwards to solve another fraction division problem involving disappearing cookies.