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!
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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.
Too funny! I make all my anchor charts on that size manila paper too! We finished our unit on fractions last week. Your unit is definitely going on my wishlist for next year. Thanks for sharing!
Love this! Do you have to create your own curriculum where you teach or did you use this to supplement? We use EnVision math at my school and in first grade we will hit fractions at the end of the year 🙂 This might come in handy!
Also random but what is the adorable font that says Fraction Anchor Chart sideways on your picture of your chart? 🙂
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A mixture of both. We have our standards to follow, but that is is. So I used this as I taught the concept. We weren’t able to use ALL of it because there are parts that I created with my old firstie friends in mind, but we used everything else that aligned to our TEKS. 🙂
As for the font, it’s a Kimberly Geswein Font, but I can’t remember which one! She is on TpT. Check her out!! She has great work!
Great anchor charts! Where and what size is the mini anchor chart? I agree the others take up so much room! Thanks
Hi Tammie! I apologize for just now seeing this! The mini-anchor charts are on 11×14 manilla paper! I also loved that they would fit on my classroom cabinet doors perfectly! 🙂