Color Modeling Fractions Worksheets
How We Can Represent Fractions with Models  When students first begin to explore the concept of a fraction, it is quite difficult for them to accept the fact that a fraction is a value that represents less than a single unit of what we are talking about. It really helps students to be able to see this in the form of a model. The model itself will represent one whole unit of what ever we are exploring. The beautiful thing with models is that if you use a model that represents the actual item we are discussing, it doubly reinforces what you are working on and makes it a concrete focus for your students. For example, if we were exploring the fraction of gas that is left in a car, we would encourage students to draw a car and a container representing the gas tank. We definitely urge teachers to try this technique, it has a great deal of value to students these days.

Basic Lesson
Demonstrates how to model fractions in drawings. Includes practice problems. Model the fraction 2/6 by coloring or shading. Color similar fraction in different ways. The whole number below the line is the number of equal parts into which object is divided. The figure is divided into 6 parts. The whole number above the line shows the number of equal parts that have been taken out of total number of equal parts. Out of 6 parts 2 parts are colored.
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Intermediate Lesson
Explains how models can be used to share fractions. Model the fraction 4/9 by coloring or shading. Color similar fraction in different ways The whole number below the line is the number of equal parts into which object is divided. The figure is divided into 9 parts. The whole number above the line shows the number of equal parts that have been taken out of total number of equal parts. Out of 9 parts 4 parts are colored.
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Independent Practice 1
Students model a group of fractions. The answers can be found below.
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Independent Practice 2
21 problems that review all skills within the unit. The answer key is below.
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Homework Worksheet
12 problems to reinforce the lessons and practice pages. An example is provided.
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Basic Lesson
Demonstrates how to model fractions in drawings. Includes practice problems. The fraction is modeled by coloring. Specify the fraction 2/6.
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Intermediate Lesson
Explains how models can be used to share fractions. The whole number below the line is the number of equal parts into which object is divided.
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Independent Practice 1
Students model a group of fractions. Specify the fractions. The answers can be found below.
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Independent Practice 2
21 problems that review all skills within the unit. The answer key is below.
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Homework Worksheet
12 problems to reinforce the lessons and practice pages. An example is provided.
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Part of Salad and Pizza
A teacher of mathematics:" If you take a tomato and to cut it by 4 parts, then each lobule is one fourth part of a tomato. Now do you understand what a fraction is? "Yes, it is a part of salad!"
What looks exactly like one half of a pizza?
The other half!