Grade Levels: K-3

These classroom activities are designed to complement the More Fractions topic on BrainPOP Jr.

Ready, Sets, Go
Have each student prepare a set of small objects. They can group together different colors of crayons, blocks, counters, shapes, beads, beans, or other small items. Encourage them to be creative! Then have students get in small groups and ask questions about each other’s sets. What fraction of the set is red? What fraction of the set is not red? Have students write down their fractions and check each other’s work.

Then challenge each small group to use their combined objects to show another fraction. For example, you might ask them to create a set that is two-thirds red. Have students work together to put together a set that illustrates the fraction.

Pretend Pizza Party

Host a pretend pizza party in your classroom! Give students different blank circles, squares, or rectangles that are divided into halves, thirds, fourths, sixths, eighths, or tenths. Then ask students to draw different toppings or glue shapes or small objects to their pizzas. Encourage them to be creative. They may want to use paper clips as toppings, as Moby did in the movie, or even use grass, leaves, or shells. Then have pairs write fractions that describe their pizza. What fraction of the pizza has paper clips? Have them write out their fractions on the back of their pizzas. Ask volunteers share their pizzas with the class, or place the pizzas in a center or independent work station as a self-checking fraction practice activity.

 

Filed as:  Fractions, K-3, Math, More Fractions
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