Fractions of a Group
In this fractions of a group activity, students solve 6 problems in which the fraction shown is circled. Students look at the picture, determine the number of objects shaded and the total number, then circle the fraction.
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Representing Half of a Circle
Geometric shapes make great visual models for introducing young mathematicians to the concept of fractions. Looking at a series of four circles, students are asked to determine whether or not one half of each circle is shaded. To support...
2nd - 4th Math CCSS: Designed
Exploring Equivalent Fractions with Lego
Build upon your class's understanding of fractions with a lesson designed around Lego. Several prompts encourage kids to find different ways to represent various fractions, and to find how many smaller blocks they will need to cover...
2nd - 4th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Recognize When Comparisons are Valid by Reasoning
A big idea for young mathematicians to understand is that, when comparing fractions, they must refer to the same whole amount. The final video in this series clearly demonstrates this concept with multiple examples and a variety of...
6 mins 2nd - 4th Math CCSS: Designed
Write Fractions with Numerator and Denominator
Transition young learners from representing fractions as pictures, to writing them numerically with the third video in this four-part series. The terms numerator and denominator are introduced and clearly defined with examples and visual...
3 mins 2nd - 4th Math CCSS: Designed
Use a Number Line to Generate Equivalent Fractions
Add to the toolbox of young mathematicians by teaching them to compare fractions using number lines. The final video in this series models the process for labeling and comparing fractions on number lines with multiple supporting...
5 mins 2nd - 5th Math CCSS: Designed