SEARCH PRINTABLES Search

Giant Fraction Magnets: Math Manipulative (Geometry, Patterns & Fractions)

Grades: 1-3 | Learning Activity | 4 pages
Subscribe To Print
Save

SAVE THIS PAGE

Save a link to this page in your online folders.

 
TO:   
 

Save
Help | Privacy Policy
EMAIL THIS PRINTABLE

Giant Fraction Magnets: Math Manipulative (Geometry, Patterns & Fractions)

(Seperate multiple email addresses with commas)


Scholastic respects your privacy.We do not retain or distribute lists of email addresses.

Already a Subscriber? Sign In Subscribe Now
Use chalk to trace the whole plate on the board. Explain to students that a whole can be made of many equal parts. Then give them one set of fractions at a time to fit into the circle outline. Tell children the name of each fraction section as they fit it into the circle (for instance, one-half, one-third, or one-sixth). To extend, show children how to write addition equations with the fractions. Use this opportunity to explain that when the numerator and denominator are the same number, the fraction equals a whole, or 1.

Teaching Tips

Using the circle outline and fraction sets, have children fit different fraction combinations into the circle to complete the whole. For example, they can fill the circle with one , one , and two sections. As children work with this activity, guide them to discover how the different-size fraction sections relate to each other as well as to the whole circle. Ask them to write equations to show these relationships.