# YEAR 1/2 FRACTIONS LESSON IDEAS

Discussion in 'Mathematics' started by Bella82, Dec 4, 2009.

1. ### Bella82

I need some lesson ideas for a year 1/2 maths half hour lesson asap.
The L.O is I can find half and a quarter of a set of objects.
Bella

2. ### Bella82

I need some lesson ideas for a year 1/2 maths half hour lesson asap.
The L.O is I can find half and a quarter of a set of objects.
Bella

3. ### KarvolOccasional commenter

The way things usually work here is that you give a suggestion of what you wish to do and then forum members give advice on what may or may not work.
Lazily asking for a lesson plan and ideas without any input from yourself will get you some ... er ... interesting posts.

4. ### Bella82

As a main activity I had planned to use cubes or counters and getting the chn to find halves and the HA kids to find halves and quarter or half of larger numbers of cubes. (The LA group will find half of a small number of object). Then get them to record answers on mini whiteboards.
I'm aware this activity seems very bland and need some tips to make it more interesting!

5. ### brookes

You could give them two piles of pennies, and ask, "what would make you richer, half of this pile or a quarter of that pile?" etc.
Or you could show them different plates and ask which of these show halves, which show quarters and which show neither. The contents of the plates could highlight misconceptions and encourage mathematical talk, for example a (rather cold) mini pizza cut in to two, unequal pieces, another cut in to thirds, a plate with 5 quarters of pizza etc.
What do you think Bella?