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Practice Fractions With Cooking-Inspired Math Problems

Show your child real-world applications of fractions using this word problem printable focused on food, recipes, and portions.
on November 25, 2017
 

Fractions can be tough for young math-learners to comprehend, and solving fraction word problems can be even harder! However, fractions are a critical math concept for your child to grasp, and making math connections in everyday life is a great way to help your child learn.

Cooking presents a perfect opportunity for problem solving with fractions. This free printable will help your child visualize math when it's applied to real-world scenarios like recipes, portions, and food. Encourage your child to draw or model each situation. You can even act out a problem in the kitchen to help bring the math to life for your child! 

 

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