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Earlier this year, RightStart added a fun new manipulative to their line-up – a wooden fraction puzzle. There are many different fraction puzzles on the market, but this is the first one I’ve found that has been all one color. And there’s a reason for this! The founder of RightStart, Dr. Cotter, has intentionally designed this tool to be one color so that children focus on the size of a fraction rather than connecting the colors.
The fraction puzzle set comes with a wooden base and wooden tiles, and a heavy duty uncut card with the complete fraction chart on it. There’s also an instruction sheet with ideas for games you can play with it.
Unlike other fraction puzzles, each fraction row is represented – most fraction puzzles skip the 7s and 9s – but this one doesn’t.
Dr. Cotter has written a great article over here that goes into greater depth on her philosophy of teaching fractions, and has a fascinating history lesson on them too! And, if you’re after some games to help reinforce fraction facts, the RightStart blog also has a lot of fraction games for you to try out!
My kids are having great fun with this puzzle! We also enjoyed reading the Sir Cumference Fracton Faire book as we studied fractions!
Are you looking for a math curriculum you can use with your whole family? We’ve loved using RightStart Mathematics. You can learn more by checking out the rest of my blog posts on this curriculum, or visiting the RightStart website to get started!
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