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Ages 5-7 | KS1 Lets's Learn Fractions Using the Fraction Color Wheel

Jhun

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Activity Time
10 - 15 minutes
Introduction/Overview
Teaching the basic concept of fractions can be very challenging especially for very young students. So let's make it fun and easy through the use of pictures and a lot of hands-on activities.


Procedure
Teaching the basic concept of fractions can be very challenging especially for very young students. So let's make it fun and easy through the use of pictures and a lot of hands-on activities. Make use of colorful fraction cards and a color wheel to teach very young students the basic concept of fractions. Let them have an opportunity to have hands-on activities for Identifying fractions.

Steps:
  1. Download, print, and cut the Fraction Flashcards.
    (I recommend cardboard)
  2. Download, print and cut the Fraction Color wheels. There are three types depending on the level of your students. (I recommend cardboard)
  3. Put a small hole in the center of the color wheel and placed a paper clip or pin so that it can rotate freely.
  4. Download the Lets's Learn Fractions -(Fraction Color wheel) Activity Sheet 1* and Activity Sheet 2

    Warm-up Activity :

  1. Choose the Flash Cards appropriate for the level of your students, they range from 1/2 to 8/8. There are two sets :
  2. Shuffle the Picture fraction flashcards. (Set-A)
  3. Pick a card and ask the students to identify the fractions on the cards.
  4. Another option is to place the number fraction flashcards (Set-B) on the table and ask the students to pick up the Flashcard equivalent to the one being shown by the teacher.
  5. Afterward, ask the students to answer Activity sheet 1* (Identifying fractions). Make sure you explain the 2 examples on the sheet before they start answering.
  6. Discuss the answers.

    Main Activity :

    Option 1
    (Teacher Initiated Activity)


  1. The teacher will place the Picture Fraction Card (Set-A)on the table facing up so you can see the picture fractions. They should also prepare their fraction color wheel and make sure it's spinning properly.
  2. Ask the students to spin the Fraction color wheel, they have to make sure it will have at least one rotation.
  3. The student will get the picture fraction equivalent to the value on the spinning wheel.
  4. The first student to get the correct picture card gets a point.
  5. The student will return the card in its original position just in case the same fraction is shown again.
  6. Ask the students to answer activity sheet 2

    Note: The teacher can choose the color wheel to use depending on the level of the students.

    Option 2 (Student Initiated Activity)

  1. Set up the timer, and play the game for 10 minutes
  2. Ask the students to find a partner and ask them to assign student A & B.
  3. Ask the students to place the Picture Fraction Card (set-A) on the table facing up so you can see the picture fractions. They should also prepare their fraction color wheel and make sure it's spinning properly.
  4. Ask the students to spin the Fraction color wheel, they have to make sure it will have at least one rotation.
  5. The student will get the picture fraction equivalent to the value on the spinning wheel.
  6. The first student to get the correct picture card gets a point.
  7. The student will return the card in its original position just in case the same fraction is shown again.
  8. The player with the most points wins.
  9. For the advanced students, they can use the other color wheel with higher fraction values.
  10. Ask the students to answer the activity sheet 2.
* A word file is provided so teachers can edit the equations.
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