### Fraction Plates

Create a fun and simple way to practice fractions with Crayola® Dry-Erase Crayons and a plastic plate.

1. With a permanent marker and recycled CD as a template, draw a circle on a large plastic plate. Allow the permanent marker to dry completely. Adult assistance is required when using permanent markers.

2. Use a ruler to draw lines to divide the circle into equal parts. Make a different plate for each set of fractions you want to practice: half, thirds, fourths, etc.

3. Use Crayola® Dry-Erase Crayons to color in fraction pieces and write out the numerator and denominator. Use the E-Z Erase Mitt to wipe off the Dry-Erase crayon and continue practicing.

Adult supervision is required for any arts & crafts project. Observe children closely and intervene as necessary to prevent potential safety problems and ensure appropriate use of arts and crafts materials. Some craft items, particularly beads and buttons, are potential choking hazards for young children. Avoid use of such small parts with children younger than 3 years. Craft items such as scissors, push pins and chenille sticks may have sharp points or edges. Avoid use of materials with sharp points by children younger than 4 years. Read all manufacturers' safety warnings before using arts and craft supplies.

Adult Assistance is required for this arts & crafts project.

• Students use the fraction plates as a manipulative in word problem solving.
• Students use the fraction plates to compare fractions and find equivalent fractions.
• Assessment: Teacher observes students using the fraction plates. Students self check work using an answer key.

## Lesson Plans

##### crayola supplies
• Dry-Erase Crayons
##### household supplies
• ruler
• permanent marker
• plastic plate (large)
• recycled CD

• Math
• Visual Arts

##### time

• 30 to 60 minutes

##### benefits

• Students understand the meaning of fractions being a part of a whole.

• Students are able to name the fractional parts of a whole with words and numbers with denominators of 10 or less.

• Students learn to read and write fractions.

• Students will understand the fraction terms numerator and denominator.