Before students are exposed to fraction symbols, they should learn the concepts behind all fractions: that a whole is divided into equal parts.

• ### Introducing Fractions 1: Introducing Half

Introduces the concept of one half without the written symbol; cutting objects and sets of objects into half.

• ### Introducing Fractions 1: Introducing Quarter or Fourth

Introduces the concept of one quarter (or fourth) without the written symbol; cutting objects and sets of object into fourths.

• ### Introducing Fractions 1: Introducing Third

Introduces the concept of one third without the written symbol; cutting objects and sets of object into thirds.

• ### Introducing Fractions 1: Half, Quarter & Third

Revises and reinforces the half, third and quarter (fourth) with cutting and gluing activities.

• ### Introducing Fractions 1: Introducing the Eighth

Introduces the concept of the eighth without the written symbol; cutting objects and sets of object into eighths.

• ### Introducing Fractions 1: Half, Quarter & Eighth

Revises and reinforces the half, third, quarter (fourth) and eighth with cutting and gluing activities.

• ### Introducing Fractions 1: Half, Quarter Turn

Half and quarter turns are explored. Draw patterns with turning.

• ### Introducing Fractions 1: Fraction of Set

Finding fractions such as “a half” of a set of objects.

• ### Introducing Fractions 1: Halves and Thirds Revision

Revises and reinforces the half and third with cutting and gluing activities.

• ### Introducing Fractions 1: Half, Third, Quarter & Eighths Revision

Revises and reinforces the half, third, fourth and eighth with cutting and gluing activities.

• ### Teaching Strategies Working with Fractions

Teacher notes: Links division facts with fractions.