DIY Fraction Circles

Here's a quick, easy, and cheap way to make a class set of Fraction Circles!  

Items to Gather:

  • Card Stock or Construction Paper {choose 2 contrasting colors}
  • Circle pattern
  • Scissors
  • Personal laminator {You don't know what you're missing if you don't have one!}


  1. Trace 2 circles for each set you want to make.  I printed mine from the computer.
  2. Cut out circles.
  3. Laminate.
  4. Cut out lamination.
  5. Cut a slit to the center of each circle.
  6. Slide 2 circles together!

Other Tips/Suggestions:

  1. I've made these from construction paper, but I like the sturdiness of the card stock better.
  2. Stack both circles on top of each other before making the slit for a better match.
  3. Have students hold up Fraction Circles to show comprehension of benchmark fraction, decimal, or percent parts of a circle.  
  4. Students can estimate random parts of a circle.
  5. Ask older students to show an angle of a certain degree.
  6. Also works great for seeing the complimentary part of the circle.

Enjoy Making It :)

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