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Beginning Fractions - home hints

Fractions can be fun but also confusing for some students. A good way to begin is to make fraction pieces using paper plates. Make halves by folding the paper plate into two equal parts. Fold the next paper plate in half and in half again to make fourths. To make eighths, take another paper plate and makes fourths and then cut the fourths in half. This method is an easy way to introduce halves, fourths and eighths to your youngster.


Great, I can use this when I'm tutoring tiny tots too. Thank you!