Pictures and Fractions
In this fractions and pictures activity, 2nd graders draw and write what fraction of the boxes are yellow, butterflies are blue, balls that are basketballs, animals that are ducks and what fraction of the blocks are black.
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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
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
Write Fractions of a Set (1)
Fractions can be represented not only with shapes, but with sets of objects as well. The fourth video of this series builds on prior knowledge of fractions, visually demonstrating how groups of items can be broken into equal parts. After...
5 mins 2nd - 4th Math CCSS: Designed
Solve Fraction Word Problems: Using Key Words and Pictures
Word problems are the focus in the seventh of eight lessons on understanding fractions. Young mathematicians are instructed in finding key words to solve the problem using a four-step system: 1) find the unit 2) find the total number of...
4 mins 2nd - 4th Math CCSS: Designed