Last week we introduced the whole fraction concept with equal and unequal parts.
We made a really simple but easy to understand anchor chart using basic shapes....in bright colors of course! (trust me.... it was spur of the moment... not fancy at all!)
I also had my students create their own T-chart of equal and unequal parts.... I just gave each student 2 small squares. They had to cut one into equal parts.... and the other into unequal parts. Simple...and FREE!
The next two days we ventured into "halves" and "fourths". Our standards took out thirds this year, so we are ONLY focusing on halves and fourths....
Have I mentioned how much my kiddos LOVE sorting pockets? It is SO simple.... but such an easy assessment tool! Just label and sort! It's like a game.... so I guess that's why they LOVE it!
Here is a closer look at the sorting pockets:
Today we made these adorable and quirky little bugs.....
I had my kiddos select 4 bug spots (using any color combinations) and off they went!
The craft comes with a little recording sheet to describe the parts of your whole (the spots on the bug!)
We were definitely going "BUGGY" for fractions today! They made a really cute hallway display too!
You can find all of these activities AND more printables by clicking the picture below:
and yes.... THEY.ARE.FREE!
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I have also bundled my most recent math packets together in one large GROWING bundle!
I'm currently working on my fractions unit which will be added to the unit very soon... which means the price will be going up!
Snag up the growing bundle now for the lowest price yet!
That means you will be getting EIGHT units for the price of 2 1/2 units IF you buy NOW!!!
(click on the picture below for more details!)
Have a great week friends!