Cookie Fractions Fun!

  • Second Grade
  • Math
  • 90 minutes
  • 2.0 based on 1 rating
July 22, 2015
by Natalie Chari

This tasty lesson will teach second-graders about fractions using cookies.

Learning Objectives

Students will be able to identify and describe fractions.

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Lesson

Introduction (15 minutes)

  • Introduce the lesson by telling students what a fraction is: a numerical quantity that is not a whole number.
  • Show some examples on the board.

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling (15 minutes)

  • Pass out 2-3 cookies to each student.
  • Ask the students to break the cookies into halves, quarters, and thirds. Ask them to show you their newly created cookie pieces.
  • Next, ask them to eat two-thirds of a cookie, three-fourths of a cookie, and one-half of a cookie.
  • Draw the shapes of these fractions of cookies on the board. For example: draw a half circle when you ask the students to show you 1/2 of a cookie.
  • Make sure to check each student throughout the activity and make sure that they understand the lesson.

Guided Practice/Interactive Modeling (15 minutes)

  • Ask students to practice drawing fractions on a piece of paper. They will be drawing cookies or circles. Ask them to draw 1/3, 2/3, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, and 1/8 of a cookie or circle.

Independent Working Time (20 minutes)

  • Hand out the Cookie Fractions worksheets to the students. Allow them to work on the worksheets independently to see how much they understand of the lesson.

Extend

Differentiation

  • Enrichment: Ask students to draw fractions using other shapes. See how much they understand the concept.
  • Support: Continue working with the students independently. Ask them to draw fractions of circles. If they are still unsure of the concept, work with them using cookies.

Review

Assessment (5 minutes)

  • Draw fractions of shapes on the board and ask your students to identify the fractions.

Review and Closing (20 minutes)

  • Review what fractions are: a numerical quantity that is not a whole number.
  • Read If You Were a Fraction to the class.

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