Teaching fractions in kindergarten can be tricky, but it also can be a blast! There are many hands-on activities that you can do. In math, it’s all about providing experiences that are concrete before moving to abstract. Here is a little glimpse at how we tackled fractions with fraction activities last week!
We started with defining what a fraction is. I was able to easily link their learning back to “fair shares”. We made this little anchor chart together to anchor our learning. See more math anchor charts HERE.
We then practiced cutting different shapes into halves and show an example of what was a half and what wasn’t a half. I wanted them to see, visually, that halves don’t always look the same. We started with a circle and then moved to rectangles and finally to triangles.
At the end of our week, we sorted the three shapes we worked with (circles, rectangles, and triangles) into equal and unequal.