3 Must-Have Math Fraction Centers for Elementary

Fractions are a skill constantly on rotation in my classroom, which means sometimes I am scrambling to find fraction centers we haven’t used yet! Fractions are an important part of mathematics, and can be difficult for students to understand. Fraction centers are a great way to help students learn fractions in a fun and engaging way.

Fraction Centers Your Students Will Love
Fraction Centers Your Students Will Love

There are many different types of fraction math centers that can be used in the classroom. I want to share four of my must-have fraction centers, and hopefully they help if you find yourself searching for a new center!

Digital Stations

If you have read any of my other blogs, you know how much I love digital math stations. The reason I find them so beneficial is because they are convenient and easy to check. No longer do I waste my previous planning period printing pages and pages for centers.

Do your students groan when you mention fractions? Spice up your fraction instruction with these engaging and challenging centers. From pizza fractions to building towers with unit fractions, these centers are sure to get your students excited about learning about fractions.
Fraction Centers Your Students Will Love

Instead, I assign students work inside of my learning management system. This also makes differentiation super easy. I can assign student A, B, and C one station that I know they are struggling with. While student D, E, and F get a different station. Easy. Peasy.

And to make things extra simple, I already have some ready to go Google Slide fraction centers. All you have to do is upload. You can check out the digital station for Multiplying Fractions, Adding and Subtracting Fractions, and Whole Number dividing by Fractions

Fraction Games

Of course, I had to include fraction games! On days when I really want my students to be focused, I whip these out! One fraction center my students always love is this fraction game board. Students have several fraction cards they have to put in simplest form. If they get it right, they move on the board. Super simple and high engagement!

Another great game is fraction spinners! Students spin a wheel, and then have to solve the problem that the arrow lands on. These are easy to set up (you just need a brad and the paper arrow), and voila! You have a spinner game. I have created spinner games for adding fractions and adding mixed numbers

Math Sorts for Fraction Centers

I won’t lie to you. I am pretty math sort obsessed. These are such simple fraction centers, and yet I have seen such great results with them. To create a math sort, you essentially want a chart. One column has a fraction problem, the middle leaves space for working it out, and in the last column students will glue their answers. 

By gluing in answers from the pieces they cut out, this also serves as a self-checking center. If students can’t find their answer or they have already used it, they know they made a mistake in solving the problem.

Do your students groan when you mention fractions? Spice up your fraction instruction with these engaging and challenging centers. From pizza fractions to building towers with unit fractions, these centers are sure to get your students excited about learning about fractions.

Luckily, if you want to make centers even simpler, I have several fraction math sorts that are done for you. You can check out the entire math sort bundle here (it includes tons of fraction sorts). Plus! It’s a growing bundle, so you get all future resources for free.

Check out the other blog posts about fractions.