Like all areas of mathematics, should be the terms for sending to young children with developmentally appropriate hands on experience and plenty of play activities. Concrete things like pattern blocks and 3D fraction formalizing the kids to make sense of new ideas mathematics or abstract ideas. Children need to have a break experience:
- integrate their senses
- invited them to experiment and make comments
- let them learn at their own pace, and
- allow them time to investigate the subject further
It is important that preschool and kindergarten math lessons offer opportunities for young children to develop number sense element. Before children are able to perform actions (add, subtract …) with fractions, they need plenty of time for a breakout game and play. This will help the optical elements and leave this part of things are equal parts of a larger object, skills to more advanced fraction concepts. It is not necessary to teach the sign for a fraction (1/2, 1/3 …) in preschool or kindergarten.
Young children are work following skills that are necessary for further fraction concepts in future grades:
- to be able to visualize the elements and
- understand the fractional part is equal parts a bigger share of
introduce elements of cooking, stories and games
Cooking classes introduce children the language of the offense and help them connect components of everyday experience. As they engage in these activities, children become familiar with fraction concepts such as whole, half, half, third, quarter. For example – Cut the muffin in half, fill the cup half full, let’s use a part of the whole orange, put peanut butter on half of bread and jam in the other half of the bread sandwich cut in quarters …
Use fraction math manipulatives and toys with puppets to make a simple stories
Here is a sample group work history using apple element toy, 2 pottery and basket
Marty Moose knocked on his door (knock on the chalkboard). He opened the door (squeak) and it was his friend, Sam squirrel ..
Improvise and puppets exchange cutting apples and share them, keep in mind that the goal is to promote and help the children to identify the idea equal pieces that are part of a whole object and fraction concepts as halves, quarters, thirds.
Play simple small group breakout game
Depending on class size you may need to divide the class into groups, with one half working on an independent math centers with modeling clay, drawing, blocks or puzzles, and the other half to play breakout game. As children play games and play with fragments of toys they will get a fraction number sense.
The more time children have to play a fraction toys and manipulatives, the greater their ability to visual elements that equal parts of a whole will increase. For easy breakout game ideas go http://www.kindergarten-lessons.com/fraction_games.html