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Primary Math Activities

# Writing Fractions

 Introduction    Intro to Fractions Activity 1    Equal Parts Activity 2    Divide and Shade Activity 3    Parts to Whole Activity 4    Writing Fractions Teacher Support    Extension Ideas Standards    Alignment Objective: Students will learn to understand and represent 1/2, 1/3, 1/4. Materials: fraction circles from previous lesson, fraction manipulative. Manipulative Activity: Students rotate the fraction circles to show 1/2. Students assemble their fractions manipulative to represent the fractional parts. Students rotate the fraction circles to show 1/4. Students assemble their fractions manipulative to represent the fractional parts. Students rotate the fraction circles to show 1/3. Students assemble their fractions manipulative to represent the fractional parts. Technology Activity: Students will use the applet, Parts of a Whole, from the National Library of Virtual Mathematics Manipulatives. Depending on the availability of computers for your students, this activity could be done individually, with partners, in groups, or as a class. Have students go to Fractions. Paper/Pencil Activity: Depending on the level of your students, you can have them complete this activity individually or with assistance: Provide a worksheet on fractions for matching with their illustrations. Literature Connections: The Hershey's Milk Chocolate Fractions Book Jerry Pallotta (Cartwheel Books, 1999)