# Introduction to the Fraction Insets

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Introduction to the Fraction Insets
Math - Fractions
LevelPrimary
Elementary
Age5.5+
Materialsten metal fraction insets

This activity teaches the child the names of fractions up to tenths.

## Presentation

1. "These are called fractions. The word fraction means to break apart."
2. "This circle isn't broken apart. It is in one whole piece."
3. "This circle is broken in two pieces."
4. "With fractions, the pieces have to be the same size."
5. "This circle is broken into three pieces that are all the same size."
6. Teach the terms whole, half, and third. Do a three period lesson.
7. Introduce more fractions and do another three period lesson.
8. Introduce the remaining fractions if the child shows interest, or do the rest at a later time.

## Variations and Extensions

• Food is excellent for demonstrating fractions.

## Material

• Fraction circles could be made from felt:
(For a description of how these were made, see Counting Coconuts.)

Prices and links checked: 23 January 2022

Introduction to the Fraction Insets
Store Price
metal
\$93.99
Alison's
metal
\$175.00
Alison's
\$200.00
Bruins \$320.00
Bruins
metal
\$93.00
E & O
metal
\$129.60
Hello Wood
acrylic
\$192.00
Nienhuis \$279.60
Thinkamajigs
metal, includes stands
\$139.95
metal
\$69.99
Montessori Concepts
metal with stand
\$80.00
Montessori Concepts
metal
\$54.00
Montessori Outlet
wooden, no stand
\$53.95
Affordable Montessori
(metal)
\$129.00
Alison's
(metal)
\$175.00
Stands for Fraction Insets
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