If you have The Hershey Chocolate Candy Bar book, reading it makes an alluring anticipatory activity for a lesson on fractions. Learners use paper cutouts to consider the concept of thirds. The lesson concludes with a Bingo-style fraction game!
5 Views 11 Downloads CCSS: Adaptable
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
Recognize Fractions: Breaking Shapes into Equal Parts
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...
5 mins 2nd - 4th Math CCSS: Designed
Understand Fractions as Fair Shares
Young mathematicians get their fair share of learning in the first video of this four-part series on fractions. Multiple examples are presented that visually demonstrate how each piece must be equal in size when breaking a whole into...
3 mins 2nd - 4th Math CCSS: Designed