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Number Sense and Computation: To Half or Half Not


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Number Sense and Computation: To Half or Half Not

In this math lesson, learners use slices of bread and geoboards to explore several ways to divide a rectangle in half. Learners also identify equivalent fractions that represent one-half.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
10 to 30 minutes

Learning Time:
1 to 2 hours

Estimated Materials Cost:
$5 - $10 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 6 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


Subjects


  • Mathematics
    • Geometry
      • Plane Geometry
    • Measurement
      • Circles
    • Number and Operations
      • Fractions
    • Problem Solving
    • Representation

Informal Categories


  • Food and Cooking
  • Games

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • read
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


Common Core State Standards for Mathematics:

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Access Rights:

  • Free access

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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, PBS, ©2012

Funding Source:

  • US Department of Education

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