Fraction Activities for Special Education print and digital


Total Pages 47 pages plus 30 google slides


Fractions can be tough to teach, especially in special education. This collection of fraction activities contains over 40 pages of material PLUS 30 google slides specifically designed for students with special learning needs, especially autism. This unit on fractions addresses the characteristics of fractions in a simplified but rigorous way for students with diverse learning needs to make meaningful and authentic connections to the material whether learning about quarters, thirds, or halves. There are many opportunities for students to engage in repeated information on different fractions. This repetition encourages true understanding of fractions as a number with a specific quantity. Finally, many of the fraction activities include more than one version, suggestions for differentiation and options for presentation.

The digital activities were created using google slides and can be used with google classroom.

Each digital activity comes in 2 versions. The original plus one with color-coding to add more visual support for students who need the extra help. There is also a link to a movie version of both books included in the unit that students can watch online.

There are directions on how to access the digital activities and movie in a pdf included in this unit. There are also suggestions on the easiest way to assign the appropriate activities to each student.

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Fraction Activities Includes:

  • 2 page teacher guide to teaching fractions using common core
  • 15 page book with colorful images to support text
  • mp4 version of book that can be inserted into a google slide or assigned in google classroom
  • 22 page fraction worksheet packet
    • Identify 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4
    • Color in 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4
    • Find the matching fraction to make a whole
    • Adding fractions with like denominators using pictures
    • Subtracting fractions with like denominators using pictures
  • 30 google slides with activities from the packet with differentiated versions


This unit has some very thoughtful ideas on teaching the concept of fractions, with special attention to the common core as it relates to special education. If you teach in a life skills setting in middle and high school, this content is still appropriate for instruction.

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