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Fraction Art

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Students create a colourful art piece while learning about shape, symmetry & fractions!

1. Trace around a circle shape onto coloured paper. I used a plastic lid. If you don’t have coloured paper, students can colour the circles in before they cut them out.

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2. Cut the circles out.

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3. Fold the circles into halves, quarters & eighths.

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4. Cut along the fold lines to create fraction pieces.

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5. Give students time to investigate & explore the fraction pieces. Discuss equivalent fractions (how many eighths fit into a half?) & practice adding & subtracting fractions.

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6. When students are finished exploring, have them create a symmetrical picture using their fractions pieces. They don’t need to use all of their pieces! They can glue their picture onto white or black paper/card.

These make a fantastic bulletin board display!

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4 thoughts on “Fraction Art

  1. Reblogged this on And Lucky Last… and commented:
    Apologies for being so quiet, I’m actually preparing for my first lot of exams. In the meantime enjoy this excellent Fraction Art activity from Relief Teaching Ideas!

  2. This is a gorgeous activity. I hope I can try this with a relief class soon. 🙂

    Nickee 🙂

  3. Pingback: 360 What Can You Do With Fraction Circles? | Find the Factors

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