Faction Garden Mural


This mural challenges students to add their own creature to the garden, using only fractions of a circle! Once their piece is finished, they were tasked with labeling each fraction in their piece, and creating a number story to determine how many circles it took to make it.

We provide black circles that students can use as a tool to determine how many whole circles their piece is. This can help them figure out how the fractions add together. Then they write their number sentence. For example, if their piece contained 2 halves, 3 quarters, and 2 sixteenths, it would fill up 1 whole circle and most of another whole circle. Their number sentence would say “1/2+1/2+1/4+1/4+1/4+1/16+1/16 = 1 7/8

*Students should be learning about fractions. This project can be an introduction to fractions, or an evaluation tool at the end of the unit.


  • Use only 1, 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, and 1/16 fractions.
  • Use only 1/3, and 1/6 fractions.
  • Check out many other mural ideas here.

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