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Fraction Penguin


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    California Academy of Sciences

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Fraction Penguin

In this craft activity, learners will recognize, name, and compare the fractions 1/2, 1/4, and 1/8 by constructing a penguin out of portions of paper circles. This detailed lesson plan includes key vocabulary words, background information for educators, extension ideas, and resources.

Quick Guide


Preparation Time:
5 to 10 minutes

Learning Time:
30 to 45 minutes

Estimated Materials Cost:
$1 - $5 per group of students

Age Range:
Ages 4 - 11

Resource Types:
Activity, Lesson/Lesson Plan

Language:
English

Materials List (per group of students)


  • recipe for a Fraction Penguin
  • white construction paper
  • black construction paper
  • spare compact discs
  • pencils
  • scissors
  • glue
  • black markers

Subjects


  • Life Sciences
    • Diversity of Life
      • Animals
  • Mathematics
    • Measurement
      • Circles
    • Number and Operations
      • Fractions
    • Representation
  • The Nature of Science
    • The Scientific Process
      • Formulating Explanations

Informal Categories


  • Animals
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Food and Cooking

Audience


To use this activity, learners need to:

  • see
  • see color
  • touch

Learning styles supported:

  • Involves teamwork and communication skills
  • Links STEM to other topics of interest such as arts and humanities
  • Involves hands-on or lab activities

Other


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Rights:

  • All Rights Reserved, California Academy of Sciences, ©2008

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