5 Fabulous Fraction Books


It's no secret that I'm addicted to math-related children's books. Yet even within that genre, there are concepts that scream for my attention.

 FRACTIONS!

Why fractions? They lend themselves to story. And the stories help to heal a bit of my wounded math self. As a 4th grader, I was one of a small group of kids in the accelerated math group. Our teacher told us to go ahead in the book, as fast as we wanted. I was SO PROUD. I flew. Until I crashed. Into the chapter on fractions. I was too embarrassed to tell her that I had no clue. None. Nada. Zilch. Not even 1/100th of an idea of how to do this new, intimidating stuff that masqueraded as math. So I stressed. Kept silent. And the rest of the class passed me.

Read 5 Favorite Fraction Books for some titles and related lessons that have helped to heal the fraction-anxious 4th grader in me.

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