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!



learning style
personality style
Lion, Beaver
Grade Level
PreK/K, Primary (K-2)
Lesson Type
Quick Query

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!

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