Lower Elementary
Math

Fractions in First!

This collection is about one of the most exciting math units in first grade: fractions! A successful introduction to fractions is critical, as the concept will only grow and increase in difficulty for years to come. The following resources will help you to plan a fun and exciting introduction to fractions that your first graders will LOVE!
A Collection By Kate Mishara
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Fractions in First!
  • Kate Mishara says:
    This is a wonderful way to bring technology into fractions. It is a virtual tile board, in which kids drag different size pieces together to represent equal sizes. It definitely takes some pre-teaching, but is an excellent differentiation tool as students are ready to add difficulty.
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    Why Are Fractions So Important?

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    Kate Mishara says:
    The title of this article says it all! Sometimes when we are teaching a concept, we lose sight of WHY the skill is so important. This article touches on exactly that, as well as real life application examples for young learners.
  • Kate Mishara says:
    I absolutely love this version of Fraction Bingo! It can be modified to include just simple fractions, or more complex depending on your class. It is highly engaging, and requires students to think on their feet while having fun - what more can you ask for!?
  • Fractions In First Grade

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    Kate Mishara says:
    After a project, it is essential to incorporate a new concept into the daily routine. This is an excellent collection of fractions sorts, mix and matches, and cut and pastes, that can be used during morning work, independent time, etc. I highly suggest the play dough activity listed here as well.
  • The First Grade Parade

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    Kate Mishara says:
    Cara Carroll from The First Grade Parade is one of the most creative bloggers I have come across. This lesson is incredibly engaging, and my kids have loved it year after year! An excellent hands-on way to bring fractions to life through pizza!
  • Kate Mishara says:
    Give Me Half is an excellent read aloud to kick off a Fractions unit! It starts with halves, and the teacher can gage when students are ready to move to quarters and eighths. It is especially fun when tied to a pizza party, or to the lesson listed below!