Worksheet Wednesday: Easter Egg Fractions

This week is my family’s Spring Break so I decided to create a worksheet that could appeal to my preschooler, kindergartener and second grader — that’s a pretty tall order! I know Attalie’s second grade class has been working on fractions so I designed this math worksheet thinking she could do it on her own. It will be a nice introduction of fractions for Piper, my kindergartener, and I plan to help her along. For preschooler Modette it will serve as a fun coloring page.

Easter Egg Fractions Free Printable Worksheet from PagingSupermom.com #fractions #worksheets #easter

This fraction’s worksheet allows the child to see both the written fraction and a visual representation of the fraction, driving home the concept. For those of you with kids who pick up on the fact that the egg portions are not perfectly equal, be sure to applaud their wisdom and teach how they can use fractions in estimating too. Download our free Easter Egg Fractions worksheet to do with your kiddos.

3 thoughts on “Worksheet Wednesday: Easter Egg Fractions”

  1. First of all, I just wanted to say that I love this website. As a teacher and a mom, it’s great to have a fast, easy website that allows me to prep my child for kindergarten. With that being said, however, as cute as this Easter egg worksheet is, it is not teaching fractions properly. 1/2 works for the egg when the line is running vertical, but the other eggs are incorrect. The first rule students need to know when learning fractions is that the pieces HAVE to be the same size. So, looking at the thirds on the first egg, for example, you can see that the two pieces on the side are smaller than the one in the middle. Cute idea, but I think it is implanting some common misconceptions about fractions.

    • Thanks for your comment Layla. Aimee had similar concerns about the worksheet. I actually created this one inspired by a worksheet my second grader brought home from school — it too had pieces that weren’t exactly equal. I have noticed that her curriculum’s math worksheets generally include at least one estimating problem for each of the concepts they’re learning. I assumed that this is why the teacher was OK that they weren’t perfect pieces. I understand the importance of exact proportions and exact fractions in math, but I think in real life, estimating with fractions is incredibly common. (I serve my kids sandwiches that are quartered into what I’m sure are not equal pieces because it would be silly to measure them before cutting, etc.) I think it is good to teach children the common sense of estimating as well as exact math. The worksheet’s instructions call for the child to ESTIMATE the fractions, and hopefully the adult or teacher can help the child understand the difference between estimating and exact math.

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