Fraction fundamentals are an essential building block for kids to succeed in math

To practice fractions at home, all you need is an empty carton & pennies (or some other type of counter that will fit inside the egg cup).

Practice fractions at home with your kids!

In the example above you can see that 5 pennies are in the egg carton. The fraction would be 5/12. You can cut down the egg cartons to represent 8ths, 6th, 4th, etc.

Keep in mind, that any fraction with a 1 in the numerator is considered a UNIT fraction! Unit fractions represent one equal part of a whole. This term will be a key concept for the youngsters to master in 2nd, 3rd, and 4th grades!

We know those eggs are expensive…so might as well make them even more useful now!

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