Visually distinguish equal parts of the same whole.
(This is an informal introduction to fractions).
Distinguish between equal and unequal parts.
Describe if parts are the same or if one is bigger or smaller.
Equal, Unequal, half, third, fourth
- created shapes with playdoh and cut them into equal parts
- named the type of parts they created (halves, thirds, fourths)
- sorted pictures of shapes by whether they were shown in equal or unequal parts
Looking at a picture where information is chaotic or spread out, count to gather data to answer questions.
Sort, Common, Belong
- sorted the same set of animals in 5 different ways (i.e., color, size, animal, number of legs, habitat, diet)
- identified the picture that did not belong when shown a set of 4 pictures
- used directions in a dichotomous key to determine the name of each monster
Have your child sort toys by various characteristics, such as color, type, patterns, texture, etc. encourage students to explore different categories/arrangements.
- Can toy animals be sorted by where the animal would live/be (land, sea, air)?
- Can toys be sorted by size (big, medium, small)?
- Which categories include the most toys?
- Which categories include the least amount of toys?
Answers will vary