Do you remember how you learned fractions? You probably learned the rules for fractions instead of understanding fractional concepts. Fractions are a part of life that we use all the time. Without fractions you wouldn’t be able to cook, understand what 1/2 off means at the mall, or “how much” is 2/3 of a pound of hamburger. Fractional strips and shapes give your child the visual models to understand the concepts of fractions.