It's that time again! Time for another Bright Idea!
This month I want to share a couple of ideas on teaching fractions in the early years.
First thing I do is hunt up a few videos for the kiddos to watch
Then I give each child a piece of paper and ask them to fold it in half, we draw a line and then label one half. We then fold it into quarters and label it again. For higher grades we keep going up to 16ths.
I then asked the kidddos to write down what they now know about fractions, this is a great sharing activity.
The next activity I like to do is creating Pizza fractions. I put my order on the board and give each child a 'pizza', a round piece of cardboard (this is a great alternative if you have students in your class who have intolerances and or allergies to many types of foods). You can of course make real pizzas if time and money permits :)
Each student then labelled their fraction pizza with the toppings they had included.
I tell you there are some budding chefs in my class this year! I hope you enjoyed this Bright Idea on our fractions activity.
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