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Primary Math Activities

 

Writing Fractions

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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:

  1. Students rotate the fraction circles to show 1/2.
  2. Students assemble their fractions manipulative to represent the fractional parts.
  3. Students rotate the fraction circles to show 1/4.
  4. Students assemble their fractions manipulative to represent the fractional parts.
  5. Students rotate the fraction circles to show 1/3.
  6. 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)


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