Writing Fractions
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Writing Fractions | |
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Math - Fractions | |
Level | Primary Elementary |
Age | 5.5+ |
Prerequisites | Introduction to the Fraction Insets |
Materials | ten metal fraction insets pencil slips of paper tray or clipboard |
This activity teaches the child how fractions are written.
Contents
Presentation
Writing Fractions
- "Today I'm going to show you how to write fractions."
- "First we draw a line across like this."
- "The number on the bottom tells us how many pieces the shape was broken into. This part of the fraction is called the denominator."
- "This tells us we are talking about the circle broken into four pieces."
- Show other examples of this.
- "The number on the top tells us how many fourths we are talking about. This part of the fraction is called the numerator."
- Take out one fourth. "This is one fourth."
Show other examples in which the numerator is 1. - Show examples in which the numerator is larger than 1.
Fractions with Pre-Printed Labels
- Set up the fraction frames at a mat. Bring the container of fractions labels and select all of those that have a numerator of 1.
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Points of Interest
Control of Error
Variations and Extensions
- Free fraction worksheets are available to print from WorksheetFun.com
Material
Make Your Own
Printable Fraction Slips |
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Further Reading
- Basic Montessori: Learning Activities for Under-fives by David Gettman, page 181
- Teaching Montessori in the Home: The School Years by Elizabeth G. Hainstock, page 84-85