Mind Sparks™ Fraction Frenzy™
Break apart the blocks and quickly learn how to build up fractions to equal a whole. Fraction Frenzy™ is an engaging introduction to spatial relations. Makes solving division equations with fractions easy. Includes 60 blocks that stack into 10 fraction cubes (1/1, 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8, 1/9, 1/10, 1/12) and a box for storage and travel. Designed for children ages 5 and up.
Whether you are learning in the classroom or at home, Fraction Frenzy™ is a visual and hands-on way to understand the basics of fractions. With 60 pieces total, have fun breaking down and creating different fraction blocks with 1⁄1, 1⁄2, 1⁄3, 1⁄4, 1⁄5, 1⁄6, 1⁄8, 1⁄9, 1⁄10, and 1⁄12 pieces. Stack one fraction together, or combine different fractions to create a whole. Let’s start building!
Use the 1⁄1 or whole block as a point of reference. Each fraction compiles into a 3" x 3" block to make a whole. Stack each fraction in the plastic holder for guidance as you create your whole. For basic learning, have younger children count how many blocks make a whole to figure out the denominator of the fraction.
On the opposite side of every block is the decimal equivalent for each fraction. Learn about how a fraction is a division problem. Use the blocks as a visual representation to understand the relationship between fractions and decimals.
For more advanced play, mix different fraction blocks to make a whole. See how many 1⁄8's are in a half, and how many 1⁄4's are in a half.
Instead of making a whole, you can also use different fraction and decimal blocks to make equivalents.
Use a dry erase board and marker, or paper and pencil, to create equations of your own with the blocks. For more advanced play, write down and incorporate fractions that go beyond 1⁄12 in your equations!