Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Mixed Numbers topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Eat a Fraction

Prepare a healthy snack for your child, such as carrot or celery sticks or pieces of fruit. Then challenge your child to eat a fraction of their food. For example, you might say, “Eat one and a half sticks of celery.” You may want to cut up the snacks to help your child divide the food into equal parts. Then have your child challenge you to eat a fraction of your snacks. Be sure to “accidentally” eat an incorrect amount so your child can correct you.

Fraction Strips

Create fraction strips for your child to use. You can take strips of paper and divide them into equal sections, such as halves, quarters, thirds, eighths, or even twelfths. Leave several strips uncut to represent whole numbers. Then have your child use the fraction strips to model a mixed number. Guess what mixed number your child is representing, then switch roles and repeat the activity.

Filed as:  Fractions, K-3, Math, Mixed Numbers