Here are the fractions. Two halves of the whole doughnut.
Fractions can also be part of a set. There are 12 candies in this set. 2 of the 12 are red. 2 of the 12 are yellow. 2 are blue. 2 of the 12 are green. 2 of the 12 are orange and the other 2 are brown. The fraction is: 2/12.
Fractioning is breaking up or splitting up. To fraction something is to break it apart.
End of Part One Cooperative group assignment: In your group, read about “Animal Clutches” on p. 218 in your Student Reference Book. In journals, write three observations about animal clutches. Bring Reference Books and Journals to Math group. In Math group, complete a parts-and-total chart using data from “Animal Clutches”. Assessment: At your desk, complete Math Boxes in Student Math Journal, p. 36.
The fraction tells how many pieces of a whole unit we are dealing with. 5/6 2/3
End of Part 2 Journaling activity: Use geometry blocks (2 colors)to construct fractional models. Refer to the instructions at the table. Assessment: At your desk, write a paragraph in your journal about what your understanding of fractions.
Here are some great sites for kids to learn more about fractions. This was just the beginning. There is much more to learn about fractions. These sites will help you to practice. “What are Fractions?” http://tinyurl.com/6glkx64 “Fraction Dominoes” http://tinyurl.com/6h38eh8 “Fractions” tutorial http://tinyurl.com/ax9wb
More Fraction Sites for Kids “Adding Fractions with Like Denominators” http://tinyurl.com/5tcntat “Subtracting Fractions with Like Denominators” http://tinyurl.com/633rwp9 “Comparing Fractions” http://tinyurl.com/658wxd9
More Fractions Sites for Kids “Visual Fractions” http://www.visualfractions.com/ “Fresh Baked Fractions” http://tinyurl.com/8d54a
West Virginia CSO reference M.O.3.1.5 demonstrate an understanding of fractions as part of a whole/one and as part of a set/group using models and pictorial representations. Source: http://tinyurl.com/6camqbz