I think the key to fractions is being allowed to play with and manipulate fractions frequently. Once the kids truly understand what makes a fraction a fraction, they will likely find it easier to work on other concepts that involve fractions.
Apple Fractions Options
There are 3 separate pages for the apple fractions depending on your need! Yay!
So option 1 has all blank circles where the kids can split up the circle on their own.
Option 2 has all the fractions in place and they just color the correct amount.
Option 3 simplifies the fractions into the 4 most common fractions that beginners start with.
How to Use the Apple Fractions
I wanted a quick and simple fraction review for my boys and I knew they really enjoyed the Snowflake fractions pages. So I simply remade them with apples for even more practice.
We often treat it kind of like a game. Sometimes we guess which fraction will “win” before hand and root for each one. Sometimes we try to guess before each spin to see if our prediction skills are on par (they’re not).
And sometimes they just spin the spinner and mark the fraction. I try to make worksheets like this more fun and less work but it’s not always possible. Of course, I think getting to color and dot fractions is automatically a bit more fun than a plain worksheet.