# Fractions Don’t Have to be Scary… Look at this Chart!

With a 4th grade student under the roof, you can bet we’re spending a lot of time lately talking about fractions, percentages and decimals. And when I say a lot of time, I mean a lot of time.

Fractions are definitely one of those topics that take some time to explain, and the concept of equivalent fractions even more so. Let’s just say trying to explain to a 10 year old how something with completely different numbers, especially ones with many many more digits, might be exactly the same, or even less than a reduced fraction, is not a task for the impatient.

Color me impatient then because my solution to this equivalent fraction conundrum is summed up in this amazing new fraction chart I just whipped up…

This chart shows how the quantity shown by fractions with different denominators relate to each other relative to the number line. This makes all of the equivalent fractions line up neatly, and I’ve shown the decimal equivalents for the most common ones. This has already answered a lot of questions around here and will hopefully save a few more of my remaining hairs.

There are a few different versions of the chart, and because the graphic came out so amazing, I decided to setup poster sized versions as well. Please check them out and let me know what you think in the comments section!

I teach math to grades 2 to 6. I’m always looking for new ways to teach fractions to my students. These charts are great and should be a big help to many teachers, parents and students. Thank you.

Comment by Gary Barnett — April 3, 2019 @ 6:23 am

Thanks Gary!

Comment by Dad — April 6, 2019 @ 1:49 pm