Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Fractions/Shares Using a Paper Plate!
HELLO! It's Tuesday, just in case you were wondering and all of your days are blending together like mine!
Today we used a paper plate to show shares-fractions! We started with a blank paper plate and then cut it into half with a yellow crayon. We labeled the parts 1. Next we got an orange crayon and cut it into fourths and labeled the parts 1 and noticed we had 4 parts-fourths. Then we got a green crayon and cut our circle into eights. HMMM...we got 8 parts-eights. Finally, we got a blue crayon and cut it into sixteen parts-WOW. We then folded the plate until we got down to that small silver of the circle 1/16. We discussed how it would be appetite pleasing to cut it into 1/2's vs. 1/6's if we were hungry and were craving this "cookie" or "pizza." We would definitely want the whole thing, but sharing it with another person would allow us to have a greater portion than 15 friends.