# Fractions With Magnetic Tiles

LESSON PLAN

Name of Activity: Mathematics with Magnetic Tiles

Age or Grade level: 5 years old

Type of activity:   Small group

Curriculum Area: Mathematical development

• Objectives:
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• Identifying basic shapes (2D and 3D Shapes)
• Learning how many parts to make a whole.
• Using the mathematical language of Halves, Thirds, Fourths correctly.
• Developing fine motor skills by creating whole shapes.

• Materials:
• Laminated labels for halves, thirds and fourths.
• Magnetic tiles

• Procedures:
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• Introduce the names of 2D Shapes using magnetic tiles by interactive session
• Discuss the objects that are similar to basic shapes.
• Sorting the magnetic tiles into three groups.
• Making whole shapes using magnetic tiles.
• Label the created shapes.

1. Developmental Activity
• Step01: Teacher will introduce the basic shapes using magnetic tiles and ask children to recall the names of the shapes.
• Step 02: Talk about the difference and similarity of each shape and allow children to name the objects that are similar to the magnetic tile shape.

• Step 03: Place two baskets and have children sort the magnetic tiles into two groups such as triangles and squares.

• Step 04: Have students make a magnetic square using two triangles and label it as halves, make a rectangle using three squares and label it thirds, make a big square using four squares and label it as fourth. Discuss about the mathematical concept of fractions.

1. Assessment: Making a checklist with below Questions:

• Were all students engaged and participating?
• Were they comfortable with the activity set ups?
• Which activity went very well/not so well/not as well as expected?
• Did materials spark participation?
• Were children able to recall the words halves, thirds and fourths?
• Did children understand the concept of fractions?
1. Enrichment:
• Expressive language- Let the child with higher Mathematical skills to sort the triangle into two groups such as right triangles and equilateral triangles.