This past school year my class had fun with this hands-on project. I used cheap paper plates and had students each create their favorite pizza to represent the whole. Then I paired up two students together and they had to share the pizza (new plate) and half should represent student 1 and the other half should represent student 2. After that, I regrouped the class into three partners to show 1/3's and lastly, I regrouped the class to have 4 students in each group to show quarters/fourths. Not only was this visually important for student to see the shares getting smaller, they could also see the number of students in each group were getting bigger. Once everyone was completed with their pizzas, I joined the pizzas together to show the progression of the lesson. (See picture below for more details). To join them together all I did was punch holes with a single hole-puncher and then thread yarn through all the plates. This made an awesome visual. I also kept this up to remind students of the differences between fractions and shares.
Common Core Math Resources
I have just added this great resource for first grade teachers who teach Common Core State Standards.
This packet includes all 24 math standards.
I have made I Can Statement Cards for each standard.
On each of these bright and informative cards you will see the standard, I can statement, visuals with colorful clipart, symbols, and related vocabulary.
This resource would make a great addition to your concept walls, word walls, or it can even be used alongside student work samples.
Check out this resource today.
You can purchase it on my TPT website from the link below.
I have decided to add a link to all my freebies from my TPT account.
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Read Across America Rhyming Cards Matching Game
End of School Year
Graduations Awards for Grades Pre-k-5th
Summer Freebie! Bucket and Shovel Themed Word Family Center
Hoppy Easter Common Core Math Practice Mini Unit
America the Beautiful Poem/Song
Spring and Test Prep Common Core Word Problems
FREE! 21st Century iPad Apps Pyramid to Use in the Flipped Classroom
Check out my year long sight word incentive program!
You can purchase it at my TPT store link below.
Check out some of the samples from this
60 page packet!
This packet is full of resources to help teach, assess, and inspire students to learn sight words. This program uses the FRY sight word list.
Sight Word Activities
for List #1
From the Fry Sight Word List
This packet includes 4 different activities.