Fraction Plates

Fraction Plates lesson plan

Create a fun and simple way to practice fractions with Crayola® Dry-Erase Crayons and a plastic plate.

  • 1.

    With a permanent marker and recycled CD as a template, draw a circle on a large plastic plate. Allow the permanent marker to dry completely. Adult assistance is required when using permanent markers.

  • 2.

    Use a ruler to draw lines to divide the circle into equal parts. Make a different plate for each set of fractions you want to practice: half, thirds, fourths, etc.

  • 3.

    Use Crayola® Dry-Erase Crayons to color in fraction pieces and write out the numerator and denominator. Use the E-Z Erase Mitt to wipe off the Dry-Erase crayon and continue practicing.


  • Students understand the meaning of fractions being a part of a whole.
  • Students are able to name the fractional parts of a whole with words and numbers with denominators of 10 or less.
  • Students learn to read and write fractions.
  • Students will understand the fraction terms numerator and denominator.


  • Students use the fraction plates as a manipulative in word problem solving.
  • Students use the fraction plates to compare fractions and find equivalent fractions.
  • Assessment: Teacher observes students using the fraction plates. Students self check work using an answer key.