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 Daisyg1536 Joined: Oct 2007 Posts: 91 Full Member
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Fraction Art Project
12-18-2009, 07:00 PM
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Does anyone have any art projects or hands on activites for fractions? I was looking for something fraction related for winter.....
I have the Hershey fraction book, paper plate fractions but am looking for some new ideas, especially an art project!

Thank You!

 1956BD Joined: Aug 2007 Posts: 19,022 Senior Member
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Oh, I do Hershey Fractions too
12-18-2009, 07:35 PM
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each year on Valentine's Day. The kids love it!

Can you explain paper plate fractions? It sounds like it would fit my budget and be much cheaper than Hershey fractions.

I have a parent cut out thousands of one inch squares from different colors of construction paper for my class. They are stored by color in zip log baggies. I then give each student a large piece of construction paper,
I think it is 11.5 X 17. I tell them to create a mosaic picture using exactly 100 squares. It can be realistic or abstract. It can hang horizontally or vertically. They must use at least three colors. When they are done they have to write the fraction they used of each color.

 elephant Joined: Jun 2007 Posts: 552 Senior Member
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fraction penguin part one
12-18-2009, 07:58 PM
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I'm sure I found this on PT, but it is from the CA Academy of Sciences. I'm trying it in January. I made a sample and it's cute! I just have to figure out how to hold the students accountable for being able to explain the fractions.
Attached Files
 fraction recipe for a penguin.pdf (38.6 KB, 1932 views)

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fraction penguin part two
12-18-2009, 08:04 PM
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Here are the teacher instructions for the fraction penguin.

source - http://www.calacademy.org/
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 fraction recipe for a penguin teacher instructions.doc (38.5 KB, 1026 views)

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 CountryJo Joined: Jun 2008 Posts: 594 Senior Member
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Thanks, Elephant
12-19-2009, 05:29 AM
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That is adorable and I know my kids will love it. Think that I will link it with a Popper's Penguin Lit Unit and kill two birds with one activity.

 lil blondie Joined: Jul 2009 Posts: 50 Junior Member
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fraction flag
12-19-2009, 09:21 AM
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I really like the idea from 1956BD for the mosaic & elephant's fraction penguin. Thanks! I will use both of these. Country Jo, do you really want to do a unit on Mr. Popper's Penguins & kill two birds with one stone?
I usually have an extension activity during fractions unit for students to design a fraction flag. "The Land of Fourths" for example, with a crest or symbol including name of the country & the colors and geometric shapes matching the fractional part they choose. I got the idea from a Scholastic book, I think, Math Art.

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12-19-2009, 09:34 AM
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I have used Ed Emberly's Picture Pie and had students make pictures using fractions.

 christina4062 Joined: Jun 2007 Posts: 1,550 Senior Member
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Fraction kites and creatures
12-20-2009, 05:50 PM
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I have some ideas in the 'f' section of this page of my site!

http://www.teacherweb.com/MI/Central...idge/apt2.aspx

 LQTeach Joined: Aug 2008 Posts: 285 Full Member
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Thanks for all the resources
12-21-2009, 09:10 AM
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They are creative, engaging ways to introduce factions! I love it!

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12-21-2009, 10:18 AM
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Thank you, thank you, thank you! We are starting fractions as soon as we get back in January. I love these ideas. I won't be able to do them all, but it is nice to have a choice!

 Daisyg1536 Joined: Oct 2007 Posts: 91 Full Member
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Thank you!
12-22-2009, 10:37 AM
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Thanks for all the creative ideas! I will attach the paper plate fraction instructions when I get back in January!

 rachelmpd Joined: Nov 2009 Posts: 8,702 Senior Member
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Fraction Sundaes
12-25-2009, 11:42 PM
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There is a book from Scholastic-I think called "Math Art." In it is a template for Fraction Sundaes. You can create your own. Have a dish, then several "scoops" of Ice Cream in different flavors. Students have to write on the dish the fractions for each flavor they used. They come out cute

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12-26-2009, 04:39 PM
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It looks like fun. I know my students will enjoy it. Thanks for sharing.

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