1. Visualize Fractions

Visualize Fractions

Art made with Post-it® Super Sticky Notes and Post-it® Big Pads helps students “see” fractions.


  • Subject:

    Math

  • Topics:

    Math, Fractions, Grades 1st-3rd

  • Materials:

    5 pack 3x3 Post-it® Super Sticky Notes, Post-it® Big Pad in blue 22x22, scissors, black markers

  • Grade Level:

    1st-3rd Grade

  • Estimated Time:

    40 - 60 minutes

  • Author:

    Kathy Barnett

  • Visualize Fractions supplies

     

  • 1

    Distribute different colored Post-it® Super Sticky Notes to your students.

    Distribute different colored Post-it® Super Sticky Notes to your students.

  • 2

    Have your students cut their Post-it® Super Sticky Notes to create a visual representation of fraction sizes, using different colors for each part. Since the notes are a 3” square, their shape makes it easy to visualize fractions of the whole.

    Have your students cut their Post-it® Super Sticky Notes to create a visual representation of fraction sizes

  • 3

    Next, have your students “reassemble” the whole note by affixing each strip on a Post-it® Big Pad and write the fraction next to their notes.

    • reassemble the whole note
    • affix each strip on a Post-it® Big Pad
    • write the fraction next to their notes
  • 4

    Now, hang the sheets from the Post-it® Big Pads around the room to create a gallery for the students to explore.

    Now, hang the sheets from the Post-it® Big Pads around the room to create a gallery for the students to explore.

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