Household Fraction Help
When first introduced to a child's education, fractions are often intimidating and difficult to understand. Make the concept easier to grasp by applying the idea of fractions to an everyday, familiar situation such as cooking and meals. By involving your child in activities that you do on a daily basis that involve fractions, you will help familiarize him with this big idea in a non-threatening, encouraging way.
To understand the basics of fractions, your child must begin to gain knowledge about the idea that things can be divided evenly and that objects and numbers can be expressed as parts of a whole. Understanding this essential principle will form a foundation for learning concepts such as measurement, time, and money, which are all discussed in terms of a parts of a whole.
What You Need:
- Round or square food items such as sandwiches, bagels, cookies, donuts, pies or pizza.
- Measuring cups and spoons