Start your fraction unit off right with this student and teacher-friendly package. This series is designed to walk students through the concept of fractions in a logical progression, gradually building upon each skill. Included in this resource are several aesthetically pleasing instructional guides with definitions and explanations that can be used as posters or anchor charts for easy reference. You will also find worksheets for students to practice and apply what they've learned. These are great for use at math centers or for extra practice at home. Also included is a complete teacher's copy with answers for easy marking.
This package includes:
What is a Fraction? - Gives an illustrated definition and explanation of the concept
What is Half? - Defines half as 1 out of 2 equal parts and shows many concrete examples.
Looking at Fractions - Shows a variety of fractions in pictures, numbers and words.
Equal Parts (Page 1 and 2) - Students learn that you need equal parts of a whole to use fractions. Students look at the circles and colour the ones that show equal parts of a whole.
Equal Part of a Group - Students learn that fractions can be used with groups of things and that equal parts may look a bit different in a group.
How to Write a Fraction - Defines the terms numerator and denominator. Shows how to write a fraction using pictures and words.
Find the Denominator! - Students read the question and look at the picture to find the denominator (How many equal parts make a whole)
Find the Numerator! - Students read the question and look at the picture to find the numerator (the same pictures are used from the previous activity: Find the Denominator!)
Find the Fraction! (Page 1 and 2) - Students read the question and look at the picture to find the numerator and denominator to write the fraction (the same pictures are used from the two previous activities: Find the Denominator! and Find the Numerator!)
Write the Fraction (Page 1 and 2) - Students use the skills they learned in the previous three activities to write their own fractions for each picture.
Fraction Circles 1 - Students find the numerator and denominator for each circle and write the fraction in the space provided.
Fraction Circles 2 - Students model each fraction using the blank circles. They must divide the circle according to the denominator and colour the circle according to the numerator.
Speaking in Fractions - Shows the written form of several denominators (half, third, quarter, fifth, sixth, eighth, tenth)
Colour the Fraction (Page 1 and 2) - Students read the fraction in numbers and words and colour in the numerator.
Draw the Fraction (Page 1 and 2) - Students read the fraction in numbers and words and draw their own pictures to model the fraction.
Congratulations! (A certificate that reminds students of the key concepts and encourages them to apply their new skills at home)
I hope you find this resource both useful and enjoyable.