Can you Share This?
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.
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.
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
Why is this important?
Fractions and equal sharing are helpful when learning division.
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