Equal Shares Lesson Plans

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Fractions of a Whole
Fractions of a Whole
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Fractions of a Whole
Ready, set, fractions! In this hands-on lesson, your students will familiarize themselves with common fractions using concrete materials to practice splitting items into halves, thirds, and quarters.
1st grade
Math
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Equal Shares
Equal Shares
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Equal Shares
Provide students with an opportunity to identify the wholes that are correctly divided into halves, thirds, and fourths (equal shares). Use this activity alone as a support lesson or alongside Cookie Fractions Fun.
2nd grade
Math
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Cookie Fractions Fun!
Cookie Fractions Fun!
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Cookie Fractions Fun!
This tasty lesson will teach second graders about fractions using cookies.
2nd grade
Math
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Fun-tastic Fractions!
Fun-tastic Fractions!
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Fun-tastic Fractions!
Yummy fractions! This lesson will introduce fractions to your students and help them identify and make fractions of their own.
1st grade
Math
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Slice It Up! (Part One)
Slice It Up! (Part One)
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Slice It Up! (Part One)
It’s pizza time! Students will be introduced to the concept of partitioning shapes to create fractions that demonstrate halves, fourths, and eighths. This lesson is the first of two lessons that address second grade fraction concepts.
2nd grade
Math
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Fraction Families
Fraction Families
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Fraction Families
Help your students find their fraction families with this lesson that sends them searching for their equal fraction pieces!
2nd grade
Math
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Halves as Fair Shares
Halves as Fair Shares
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Halves as Fair Shares
Who wouldn't want to split a birthday cake with their best friend? In this lesson, students will practice dividing circles and rectangles into halves as they develop an understanding of equal shares.
1st grade
Math
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Half-to-Half Symmetry
Half-to-Half Symmetry
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Half-to-Half Symmetry
Where's the other half? In this lesson, young mathematicians learn the relationship between halves and symmetry through a fun scavenger hunt. Your students will have a blast figuring out what makes a shape symmetrical.
2nd grade
Math
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Dividing Clay Shapes
Dividing Clay Shapes
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Dividing Clay Shapes
Students will use their hands to mold clay into shapes, then divide those shapes into equal and unequal quarters.
1st grade
Math
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Slice it Up! (Part Two)
Slice it Up! (Part Two)
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Slice it Up! (Part Two)
Slice those pieces and mix it up! In this lesson that follows “Slice It Up! Part One,” students will begin recognizing different ways to create equal shares in whole shapes, creating a fraction poster by the end of the lesson.
2nd grade
Math
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Share a Pizza
Share a Pizza
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Share a Pizza
Everyone loves pizza! Introduce the concept of fractions as equal shares in a familiar context. Use alone or with **Halves as Equal Shares.**
1st grade
Math
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