Any Way You Slice It Fraction Cards

Lesson #10028

Create apple fraction cards.

Create fun flashcards to identify fractions, show parts of a whole and recognize equivalent fractions. Students will enjoy working with these flashcards independently or with partners.

Create fraction cards to visualize parts of a whole and equivalent fractions.

A10104-Sizzix Bigz Die - Apple

Supplies Used: Cardstock, Glue, Letters (Self-Adhesive), Numbers (Self-Adhesive), Scissors

The teacher will die-cut the materials for student use prior to the lesson.

  1. Cut three 4 3/4" squares using green paper.
  2. Cut three 4 1/2" squares using white paper. Adhere the white squares to the green squares.
  3. Die-cut three AllStar Apple using red paper.
  4. Place three brown papers over the stem and leaf area of the Apple and die-cut. Cut and adhere the stems to the Apples (see Main Photo).
  5. Place three colors of green paper over the leaf area of the Apple and die-cut. Cut and adhere the leaves to the brown stems (see Main Photo).
  6. Place three dark red papers over the highlight area on the Apple and die-cut. Cut along the perforations and adhere to the Apples.
  7. Adhere the Apples to the white matted squares.
  8. Leave one Apple whole. Using pen or self-adhesive letters and numbers, write 1 whole on the Apple.
  9. Cut another Apple in half. Using pen or self-adhesive numbers, write 1/2 on each piece of the Apple.
  10. Cut the last Apple in fourths. Using pen or self-adhesive numbers, write 1/4 on each piece of the Apple (see Main Photo).

Math: Number Sense and Operations

Grades 3-8: Instructional programs from Pre-Kindergarten through grade 12 should enable all students to understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, relationships among numbers and number systems.

  • In grades Pre-K-2, all students should understand and represent commonly used fractions, such as 1/4, 1/3 and 1/2.
  • In grades 3-5, all students should develop an understanding of fractions as parts of unit wholes, as parts of a collection, as locations on number lines and as divisions of whole numbers.
  • In grades 3-5, all students should use models, benchmarks and equivalent forms to judge the size of fractions.

Standards are listed with permission from Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, copyright 2000 by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM). NCTM does not endorse the content or validity of these alignments.

Source:Principles and Standards for School Mathematics

Fine Arts: Visual Arts

K-4 Standard 1: Understanding and Applying Media, Techniques and Processes

  • Students use different media, techniques and processes to communicate ideas, experiences and stories.

K-4 Standard 3: Choosing and Evaluating a Range of Subject Matter, Symbols and Ideas

  • Students select and use subject matter, symbols and ideas to communicate meaning.

Source: National Standards for Arts Education

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