Saturday, 12 July 2014

How to Introduce Fractions

concept of half

Fractions are fun and easy to teach once you teach it conceptually. I have a little basket of goods that I cut up into halves for my students to see the real life use of 'a half'. I use fruits and it's a messy activity. Anyway, I recently found an alternative to the real fruit that was surprisingly just as effective... a fruit cutting set found at a toy store. The pieces are quite small (made for tiny hands) but that's alright. It included a plastic knife and cutting board. It was too cute not to share...
 

See other fraction resources that are good for introducing fractions here or by clicking on the picture below.
teaching halves in math

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As a Caribbean primary school teacher, I share my unique classroom with the world through this blog. Readers step into my class through the pictures, articles and classroom samples of games and lessons used in my class. I have been teaching since 2005 at the std. 4 primary level in Trinidad and Tobago. I am particularly interested in sharing my own personal lesson plans, tests and activities. Teachers need to share ideas and support each other because in doing so, we help to educate our students and develop ourselves as teachers. Technology is ever evolving and we as teachers should get on board with it, collaborate and keep up to date with this new age that we live in. Our students belong to this technological era and we must embrace opportunities to learn from each other in this global community. I also love to express my creativity in the classroom. I am a bit of a craftster . So I'm always cutting, gluing or making something... a game, a chart, a learning center, etc. So, teachers and parents, feel free to stop by and see what's new at Nyla's Crafty Teaching!