Your students will love learning about the concept of equal shares in this fun introduction to fractions. The activities are based on the book The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins. Students create a booklet that follows the story and use chocolate chip cookie manipulatives to divide their cookies fairly between friends.
dividing 12 into two, three and four groups
multiplication as repeated addition
identifying parts of a total amount
You can celebrate the mastery of fair shares by enjoying freshly baked chocolate chip cookies. In my first grade classroom, we end this lesson with a surprise visit from the principal dressed in an apron and delivering a tray of cookies at the door!