Recognize Fractions: Breaking Shapes into Equal Parts

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Introduce young mathematicians to the concept of fractions by cutting shapes into pieces. The first video in this eight-part series starts by making a clear distinction between whole numbers and fractions. A circle is then used to demonstrate how to make halves, thirds, and fourths by cutting the shape into equal-sized parts. The Guided Practice video provides a simple story problem requiring students to demonstrate their ability to break shapes into fractions. This resource would make a great supplement to an introductory lesson on fractions.

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CCSS: Designed
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Pros

  • Presents real-world contexts for finding fractions
  • Instructor provides a clear explanation of fractions
  • Video is available as a downloadable slide show
Cons

  • Additional practice problems are required to help young learners develop this new skill
Common Core