This can either be used as a one day activity, the beginning of a fraction notebook, or added to an already established math notebook.
We used it as a one-day activity. We went through the first page with the kids to introduce them to fractions. Then we went through the examples on the next page together.
After you finish give students each a large piece of construction paper and have them fold it in half. Each page should fit in on one side. Have students staple or glue the pages in. Then you can let them decorate the front and write “My Fraction Notebook” on it. This is great because it lets the students really own this notebook as their own and lets them invest in learning about fractions.
After completing the fraction notebook there is also a formative assessment to go along with the activity. There are six shapes for students to identify what fraction is shaded. The shapes are on the following pages. You can either print ones off to display on the projector or print ones out for students to pass around. Be sure to number the shapes so students know where to put each answer. At the end there are two problems where students have to create their own fraction models and label the fractions to promote higher order thinking and get at those above grade level kids.
I really hope that you enjoy this product and that it is a useful tool for you and your kiddos! If you have any questions or comments please let me know!