Fourth Grade Math Fraction Games and Activities

Do fractions instantly make your child cringe? Consider using engaging activities to help him or her realize that fractions are nothing to be scared of! Below, you will find fun games that your child is sure to enjoy.

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Fourth Grade Fractions

Many kids benefit from using hands-on materials because it helps them visualize fractional amounts. Your fourth grader will be learning how to identify equivalent fractions, as well as how to compare two fractions. While these two skills are introduced in third grade, fourth graders begin to work with fractions that have different denominators.

Your child also needs to be able to decompose a fraction and convert a fraction to a decimal. To solve word problems at this grade level, it will be important for your child to correctly apply his or her knowledge of each of these skills.

Fraction Factory

Provide your child with several sheets of construction paper, and have him or her cut out a variety of shapes. Then, your child can glue or tape the shapes together to create a robot. Once the robot is assembled, ask your child to use fractions to represent what shapes the robot is made of.

For example, if 12 total shapes were used to create the robot, and three of the shapes are circles, the fraction of circles would be 3/12 or 1/4. Your child should create a fraction for each shape that is used. Remember to reduce the fractions when possible.

Make My Decimal

Before beginning this game, draw a tic-tac-toe board and write a fraction inside each square. Each player must determine the decimal notation for a fraction before he or she can put an X or an O inside the square. For instance, if the middle square has 1/2 inside it, a player must state that the decimal notation for this fraction is 0.50. When players answer correctly, they can mark an X or an O in the square. For additional practice, fill the board with new fractions at the beginning of every game.

Break It Down!

For this game, you will need to remove the face cards from a deck of cards. Players will take turns drawing two cards from the deck and creating a fraction with the cards. For the created fractions, players will write two ways that the fraction can be decomposed. For example, if a player created the fraction 5/8 with the cards, he or she may decompose it like this: 2/8 + 3/8 = 5/8 and 2/8 + 2/8 + 1/8 = 5/8. For more advanced students, you can specify how many addends must be used when decomposing the fraction.

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