I recently made my kids some new Fraction dominoes this time so they could practice calculating a fraction of a number (e.g. 2/5 of 150 – so the kids divide by the denominator (150 ÷ 5) and then multiple the answer by the numerator (30 x 2)).
I made three different sets. To begin with there is a really easy set which is how my son started practicing this. This set is mainly halves, quarters, thirds with a few one-fifths and one-tenths added.
Then the second set is a bit harder – the fractions get a bit more interesting and it would be good if the kids already knew their times tables.
And finally the third set where the idea is the kids should first simplify the fractions before they work out what the fraction of the number is. (e.g. 9/12 of 40 – first simplify the 9/12 to 3/4 and then work out what 3/4 of 40 is – remember when the kids simplify fractions they must always divide both numerator and denominator by the same number).
I am attaching all three sets below for anyone who wants to use them. They are free to download but please be considerate and don’t upload them onto other sites and claim you made them.
Fraction of a number – easy set
Fraction of a number the 2nd set
Fractions of a number 3rd set – where you need to simplify the fraction first
Admin Bit – these domino sets where created by me for my kids to use. They are free for others to download and use but they do belong to ofamily learning together. You may not store them directly on your own personal website and claim them as your own. You also may not distribute them or try and sell them to others.