What is it called when we cut a shape or object into two equal parts?
What is it called when we cut a shape or object into four equal parts?
What is it called when we join all of these parts together?
Display and discuss the Unit Fractions Posters(these could be featured in a classroom fractions display). Discuss how, in this unit, the students will be learning about each of these fractions and what they represent.
Ask the students to cut the half and quarter pages of their Fractions Flip Book. Discuss how one half added to another half makes one whole. Discuss how two quarters equals one half and how four quarters equals one whole.
Play ‘Which Corner of the Classroom?’ using the Fractions Wheels. Attach a whole circle in one corner of the room, one quarter in another corner, one half in another corner and three quarters in the final corner. Have the students stand in the middle of the room and call out one of the fractions. The students need to move to the corner with the correct fraction. The last student to reach the correct corner is out. Continue playing until there is one student remaining.
Select a range of goals from the Goal Labels – Fractions (Lower) and discuss these with the students. Allow the students to ask questions about each goal and encourage them to suggest some simple success criteria for each. Display these goals in an obvious place in the classroom for the duration of the unit.
Allow more capable students to work through the worksheets at their own pace.
Allow students who are finding the worksheets challenging to work in a smaller group with a teacher or teacher aide.