In basic fractions, we will dive into the fascinating world of numbers and explore the concept of fractions using the engaging children’s book “Full House” by Dayle Dodds. This delightful story will serve as our introduction, captivating students with its colorful illustrations and relatable characters. As we journey through the pages, we will join the main character, Jake, who decides to bake a cake for his friends. Through Jake’s adventures in the kitchen, we will uncover the fundamental principles of fractions. From dividing the cake into equal parts to understanding numerators and denominators, “Full House” will provide a concrete and enjoyable foundation for our exploration of basic fractions.
Together, we will embark on a hands-on journey, using manipulatives, visuals, and interactive activities to deepen our understanding of this essential mathematical concept. By the end of this unit, students will confidently navigate the world of fractions, equipped with the knowledge to solve problems, express quantities, and grasp the beauty and practicality of fractions in everyday life.
This is a brief lesson perfect for 2nd grade as an introduction to fractions.
It shows simple fractions with examples and read aloud for Full House by Dayle Ann Dodds which can be used for a fraction discussion and project.
Using this story makes a fun introduction to fractions for students while showing life associations with math.
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