Use this craft activity to encourage students to color, match, and discuss two halves of a shape.
Fraction Craft Ideas
Are you looking for an easy craft to integrate with your fractions unit? Your students will “Halve” fun creating these cute characters to demonstrate their understanding of a half! To complete this activity, all you need to do is:
- Paint the shapes in contrasting colors
- Let them dry
- Fold the first template in half
- Cut it along the line so that it is in two parts
- Glue one-half of the first template over half of the second template
- Decorate your funky shape with the provided pieces, or use your own!
With this activity, students have the opportunity to create one of the fun,funky characters! They can choose between a star, triangle, or sun.
Through this activity, students will use their artistic skills and understanding of equal parts to create a shape that is partitioned into two pieces.
Tips for Differentiation + Scaffolding
A team of dedicated, experienced educators created this resource to support your math lessons.
In addition to individual student work time, use this craft activity to enhance learning through guided math groups or whole class lessons.
If you have a mixture of above and below-level learners, check out these suggestions for keeping students on track with the concepts:
🆘 Support Struggling Students
If there are students who need additional support, encourage them to complete the activity with the guidance of a peer or teacher.
➕ Challenge Fast Finishers
For students that are looking for an additional challenge, check out our resource, Funky Fraction Craft Activity (Fourths).
Make sure to check out some of our other resources that cover basic fractions!
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