An introduction to halves and quarters in a practical way and fun, creative activities
The powerpoint begins by explaining what a half is and how fractions are written. Children will need pictures of fruit slices, chocolate bars or images which they can cut in half. Ask children to cut in half and then explain that halves are equal size and it is when something is split into two parts. Repeat for quarters.
Main activity is Happy Halving - children have lots of 4x4 grids. They have to split them into half in different ways using two colours. This can be extended to investigate how many possible solutions are there.
Quarters Quest is to extend the more able. Similar to happy halving, they are going to explore different ways of showing quarters using 4 different colours.
This makes for an excellent and creative display if you print out lots of grids and ask children to colour in the different solutions.
i made these to encourage the children to learn their bonds to 20 using numicon as a visual aid.
find the shirt number and then add the missing piece to make 20. you can then record the addition and inverse operation facts in your book!
A resource to consolidate doubling and relevant halves. sort onto pitch is the answer odd or even to hit another objective!
laminate the footballs and hide outdoors/ indoors. read the If we know statement and set off to find the answer
Some rather random (welcome to my world) problems to do with money. Mental oral activities and direct teach problems to solve together plus some differentiated activities.
May also be appropriate for older children.
Encourages children to use their powers of reasoning.