Fraction strips are rectangular pieces (electronic or copied on paper strips) to represent different parts of the same whole. Using fraction strips, you can identify equivalent fractions if they take up the same part of same size wholes.
Fraction strips can be cut apart and manipulated to see how various parts can be added together to make the whole or compare different fractional amounts for equivalency. See sample activities here.
For some people the word "Fractions" is not a happy word. Many people don't like adding fractions, or subtracting fractions because it has always been very confusing or frustrating.
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