# Recognizing Fractions

Contributor: Danielle Childers. Lesson ID: 10051

You will learn about fractions of ½ and ¼ using number lines, pictures, games, and by creating your own manipulative. You will love taking a bite out of these fractions!

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## Fractions and Operations

subject
Math
learning style
Visual
personality style
Lion, Beaver
Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

## Lesson Plan - Get It!

Audio:

• What kind is it?
• What does it smell like?

MMmmmm . . .

Now, your best friend comes up and would like some of your cookie. Since you are a nice friend, you break the cookie into 2 equal parts.

• Do you know what that is called?

Each piece is a half.

• What if you have more hungry friends?

So, you and your best friend each have a half of the cookie.

Here come 2 more friends. You divide your half into 2 equal pieces, and your friend divides their piece into 2 equal pieces.

Now all 4 of you have an equal amount of cookie. Each of you has a fourth.

If you put the 4 pieces of the cookie back together, you would call that a whole because you have the whole cookie again (except maybe for some crumbs!).

Watch the video below to see friends share a candy bar and pizza.

• What does ½ mean?
• What does ¼ means?

Now, move to the Got It? section to work with more fractions!

Interactive Video