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Finding Fractions
Can you Share This? 

Beginner

Talk about fractions using items that can be separated or divided into halves.

Tip: Cut an apple in half and use the words “half” and “same” to describe each piece. 

Intermediate

Share food or toys using halves, thirds or quarters.

Tip: If there are four people, separate play-doh into four and say each piece is one quarter or one fourth.

Experienced

Try to find and name fractions in your house.  

Tip: One egg is one twelfth of the carton. If there are five crayons, one crayon is one fifth.

Reference: Bailey, D. H., Siegler, R. S., & Geary, D. C. (2014). Early predictors of middle school fraction knowledge. Developmental Science, 17(5), 775-785. DOI: 10.1111/desc.12155

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Why is this important?

Fractions and equal sharing are helpful when learning division.

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