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Old 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!

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Oh, I do Hershey Fractions too
Old 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.
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fraction penguin part one
Old 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.
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fraction penguin part two
Old 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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Thanks, Elephant
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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.


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Old 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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Old 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.
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Fraction kites and creatures
Old 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
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Thanks for all the resources
Old 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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Old 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!
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Old 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!
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Fraction Sundaes
Old 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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Old 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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