Activity:

Household Fraction Help

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What You Need:

  • Round or square food items such as sandwiches, bagels, cookies, donuts, pies or pizza.
  • Measuring cups and spoons

What You Do:

  1. Encourage your child to cut sandwiches, bagels or other food items into halves, quarters and thirds.
  2. Invite your child to help you in the kitchen, especially when you are measuring. Talk about cups, 1/2 cup, 1/4 teaspoon and so on.
  3. Give your child a plate of cookies and encourage him to divide them equally among friends.
  4. These are some vocabulary words that can be used to enhance your child's understanding of fractions.
    • Divide
    • Equal
    • Fourth
    • Half
    • Part
    • Fraction
    • Share
    • Whole
  5. Next time you visit the library, check out one of these books:
    • Moonbear by Frank Asch. Simon & Schuster, 1993.
    • Half a Moon and One Whole Star by Crescent Dragonwagon. Macmillan, 1986.
    • The Doorbell Rang by Pat Hutchins. Greenwillow, 1986.
    • Eating Fractions by Bruce McMillan. Scholastic, 1991.

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