These are additional resources for teaching fractions (K.5) to kindergarten. There is one more lesson idea included on the lessons/activities for teachers page in the Number & Number Sense strand.

**LESSON/ACTIVITY IDEAS:**

http://mathforum.org/varnelle/knum2.html

This is a lesson plan that uses paper plates, crayons, and scissors to show halves, thirds, and fourths. Although thirds is not part of K.5 SOL it can be used or deleted from the lesson as you see fit for your class. This is a simple lesson plan that allows students to color, cut and manipulate to learn fractions. See below in the notes section for the URL for many more kindergarten lesson plans for fractions on this same site.

http://jackie-parsons.suite101.com/teaching-young-children-fractions-a134352

This page has simple ideas for teachers (and parents) to teach halves and fourths. This lesson is not in a formal lesson plan format but offers fraction lesson ideas that are educationally sound and engaging for children.

http://ezinearticles.com/?How-To-Teach-Fractions-to-Preschool-and-Kindergarten-Students&id=5741890

This page offers practical ways to introduce fractions to our youngest learners. There are links to games, worksheets and other activities (some included below). The guidelines on this page are educationally sound and engaging ideas to help teachers develop lesson plans.

http://www.kindergarten-lessons.com/fraction_games.html

This page comes directly from the previous mentioned page directly above. There are ideas for games and activities to incorporate into kindergarten fraction lesson plans that include concrete objects and manipulatives.

http://mathforum.org/varnelle/knum.html

This is a site that has lesson ideas for teaching fractions to kindergarteners. The lessons are clear, simple, and easily modifiable.

**WORKSHEETS/ASSESSMENTS**

http://www.primaryresources.co.uk/maths/mathsB6.htm

NOTE THAT THE FRACTION PAGE ON THIS WEBSITE OFFERS A GREAT DEAL OF EFFECTIVE AND APPROPRIATE WORKSHEETS AND ASSESSMENTS FOR SIMPLE FRACTIONS. THE DOCUMENTS ARE EASILY DOWNLOADABLE AND PRINTABLE IN "WORD". BE SURE TO READ THROUGH AND CORRECT ANY MISSPELLINGS ON THESE DOCUMENTS.

**INTERACTIVE COMPUTER GAMES:**

http://mathforum.org/mathtools/cell/k,2.3,ALL,ALL/

This page offers short and simple interactive computer games/activities (lesson plans and tools that are also worth a look!). Below (in purple) are the games from this page that are appropriate for reinforcing fraction skills for kindergarten (directly from this page). Note that there is a green icon to sign up for a free trial to http://www.mattimath.com/ that students should be told not to click. However, the MATTI site is a very good resource for teachers to investigate.

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http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_102_g_1_t_1.html

By clicking the arrows (up or down), the student can see fractions of a CIRCLE all the way up past 30 "pieces of the pie". By clicking each piece, a written fraction will appear to the side. Fractions for kindergarten are limited to 1/2, 1/3, and 1/4 in the VA SOLs, however the visual of see the pie being divided into pieces beyond 1/4 is a valuable lesson for any level.

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_103_g_2_t_1.html

This activity is exactly like the previous activity, but instead of dividing a circle into pieces, students divide a SQUARE. This offers the students the opportunity to see that fractions apply to different shapes.

http://www.abc.net.au/countusin/games/game13.htm

This is a game that students drag halves of objects on a beach together to make whole objects. The concept of halves is reinforced through this colorful and visually engaging game.

http://nlvm.usu.edu/en/nav/frames_asid_274_g_3_t_1.html

This is an activity where students can choose using a circle or a square to fill in with colorful pieces. The students pick from pre-cut, color coded parts of a whole that they can count to see how many parts it takes to fill the shape.

ADDITIONAL RELEVANT TEXTS: (Click on the book image to be taken directly to the ordering information.)

Apple Fractions. By Jerry Pallota. Illus. by Rob Bolster. 2003. 32p. Cartwheel, (978-0439389013). Gr. preschool and up.

This book introduces fractions to our youngest learners through dividing colorful images of apples into 1/2's. 1/3's, 1/4's and up. Emphasize the fractions that are to be covered in the below Standard of Learning.

Covered VA SOL: K.5

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This book introduces fractions to our youngest learners through dividing colorful images of apples into 1/2's. 1/3's, 1/4's and up. Emphasize the fractions that are to be covered in the below Standard of Learning.

Covered VA SOL: K.5

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Fraction Fun. By David A. Adler. Illus. by Nancy Tobin. 1997. 30p. Holiday House, (978-0823413416). Gr. K and up.

This book teaches about fractions by dividing pizza pie into equal pieces to share. Emphasize the fractions that are to be covered in the below Standard of Learning.

Covered VA SOL: K.5

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This book teaches about fractions by dividing pizza pie into equal pieces to share. Emphasize the fractions that are to be covered in the below Standard of Learning.

Covered VA SOL: K.5

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Fraction Action. By Loreen Leedy. Illus. by author. 1996. 32p. Holiday House, (978-0823412440). Gr. K and up.

Fractions are introduced to our youngest learners by using real world examples of objects being divided into parts of a whole. Emphasize the fractions that are to be covered in the below Standard of Learning.

Covered: VA SOL: K.5

Fractions are introduced to our youngest learners by using real world examples of objects being divided into parts of a whole. Emphasize the fractions that are to be covered in the below Standard of Learning.

Covered: VA SOL: K.5