Lesson Plan - Get It!
Imagine your favorite cookie in front of you.
- 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 his or her 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 this Fractions - Halves and Quarters video as friends from Learningvids4kids share a candy bar and some pizza. After watching the video, tell us what ½ means, and what ¼ means!
Now, move on to the Got It? section to work with more fractions!