A great way to teach a child fraction and portions – use pool noodles. Cut a small portion of tube then cut it in half. Cut the half in half. Cut one of those halves in half. This will give your child something hands on to learn thee concepts in a fun way. I know I was a visual learner and things like this stuck in my head when things on paper I had a hard time getting. Its such a small investment for a child to learn easier.