We can introduce the concept of fractions by cutting an apple. A whole apple, half an apple, a quarter apple… fractions talk about pieces of wholes:
The top number of a fraction, the numerator, tells us how many pieces of a whole apple we are talking about.The bottom part of a fraction, the denominator, tells us in how many pieces the apple is cut.
Yes…simple…and powerful! This simple activity will remain as a positive memory in the child’s mind, and add to the foundational thinking for understanding more advanced math concepts. Children need to see and experience math concepts to fully grasp them.
Let’s give children the time and experiences they need to develop grounded intelligence, which ultimately leads to brilliance.