Follow up activity from helping students build a solid foundation of making a half with fraction bars. Afterwards, this will be a very easy transition to finding half by using computation. Check out www.mustardseedteaching.com for more teaching tips.
1) There’s a total of 36 pieces
2) What is half? This is where long division can come into play if students don’t automatically know what half of 36 is.
3) Half of 36 is 18
4) Just to reiterate the concept of what a whole is 36/36 is one whole. If we take half of 36 pieces, there will be 18 pieces in each of the two sections.
Matching the fraction 1/2 Activity
- Student task cards
“I can make fractions equal to a half”
Directions: Flip over one card at a time. Both partners will need to find the fraction that equals the half! The player that wins rock, paper, scissors needs to explain verbally why the fraction card is equal to a half. That player gets to claim the card!
“……is equivalent to ½ because…..is the same amount.
I know this because…..