Fraction Feast
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Beginner

Introduce the concept of “half” (½) while cooking or baking, and that two halves make one whole. 

Tip: Use oranges, a stick of butter, pizza, or measuring cups to show halves.

Intermediate

Introduce more fractions and explain how to read and say them.

Tip: Find the measuring cup that has a 1 and a 2, separated by a line. That means half a cup.” Repeat for ¼, ¾, ⅓, and ⅔ .

Experienced

Talk about adding fractions while cooking or baking.

Tip: Talk about how you would double or triple a recipe. 

Reference: McMullen, J., Hannula-Sormunen, M. M., & Lehtinen, E. (2014). Spontaneous focusing on quantitative relations in the development of children’s fraction knowledge. Cognition and Instruction, 32(2), 198–218.

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Why is this important?

Fractions are used in everyday situations, and introducing fraction words improves your understanding of math.

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