Big Idea:Children need many opportunities to create and identify what is an equal part of a whole and be able to make meaning of that knowledge. This lesson is a springboard for the critical area of fractions.
Big Idea:How can 2 cookies be shared by 3 hungry sisters? How can 2 peanuts be shared by 3 squirrels gathering nuts? These are the real world questions that students need to be able to answer by using their knowledge of fractions.