Teaching Fractions Concepts using Comic Books

There are at least 5 different ways children think of fractions, all of which are essential for their success in math. Here’s how to use comic books to teach five fraction concepts!

The Different Meanings of Fraction

Over the last month, I have been working with the amazing master teachers at the Columbus Regional Math Collaborative, putting a fun filled summer camp together to help boost children’s knowledge of fractions before they enter middle school. Of course, if I want to boost their knowledge of the meaning of fractions, I knew I needed to reread some of my favorite research articles and books!

Launching Big Ideas about Fractions

A teacher who loves the comic book series, The Mysterious I.D. Vide and Newton’s Nemesis, recently asked me “How would should I use it?” I wrote the series as a fun way to launch great classroom conversations about the big ideas that are foundational to understanding fraction multiplication and division. So, the question is, “What are those big ideas?”

A Resource Devoted to Fraction Division!

This morning my mother and I spent some time looking at old 5th and 6th grade textbooks to see how fraction multiplication and division has been taught over the years. We were surprised to find an impressive gap when it came to teaching fraction division. But before we left, I discovered a new resource that I am very excited about!

Motivational Cards for Fraction Division

I recently stumbled across a great and easy fraction division lesson from Indonesia. Children created motivational cards while learning fraction division.