1-2-3 Come Have Some Apple Fraction Fun With Me
Since the Common Core rolled in, I've had several requests for some simple fraction activities that would be easy for a kindergarten child to wrap their head around. Because so many teachers also study apples at this time of year, I thought I'd design some fraction fun with an apple theme.
A quick and easy way to introduce the new fraction vocabulary is with a visual. You can make a fraction apple to help explain a whole, half and fourth, and then to really reinforce the concepts, have each student make their own.
Because I also teach the fact that apples can be three different colors, I chose red, yellow and green construction paper to show the different fractions. This really helps make them "pop" as well.
When students have completed their fraction apples, call out a fraction and have them flip to it, repeating the fraction word as they hold up their apple to show you.
You can whole group assess at a glance, and see who's having difficulty. To review another day, have students copy the information that's on the templates, (fourth, 1/4, quarter) writing their answers on the back of each section. Click on the link to view/download the apple fraction craftivity.
Another hands-on way to help students "see" and understand beginning fractions, is by cutting up an apple.
As you cut from whole, to half, and then into quarters, explain each fraction.
To further reinforce math vocabulary, students assemble their own apple fraction "flip up" booklet .
A trace & write mini apple fraction booklet is also included, along with matching apple fraction pocket or word wall word cards.
After they complete their booklets, read together to reinforce concepts of print. Click on the link to view/download the Apple Fraction Flip Up craftivity.
Another interesting fraction visual is done with an apple pie.
As with the above apple fraction packet, the apple pie fraction packet includes a flip up craftivity, mini apple pie fraction booklet, plus apple pie fraction cards to use in a pocket chart or on your word wall.
Click on the link to view/download the Apple Pie Fraction Packet.
Finally, culminate your apple fraction activities with the apple fraction spinner game, which not only reinforces the fraction vocabulary, but graphing skills.
Children can play individually or in a group of 2 or 3. They take turns spinning, and then mark an X under the fraction apple on their graph.
I've also included a whole-class graph to total up everyone's results. Click on the link to view/download the Apple Fraction Spinner Game.
That's it for today. Thanks for visiting. I'm off to water my flowers, to ensure it will rain later on. Blessings to you and yours.
"Teachers who love teaching, help students to love learning." -Unknown