Today we will be finding a quarter of a small quantity (amount).
Children find a quarter of a small quantity through equal sharing.
It is important they can show the groups clearly by drawing around quantities or by physically sharing.
Children will use the word quarters and parts at this stage but will not use the fractional notation of 1/4
They also begin to describe capacity using the terminology ‘a quarter full’.
Ensure you child/ren have concrete manipulatives (counters, sweets, buttons, pasta, tooth picks.....) that they can use to help them with their maths.
Maths Talk (questions you could ask)
How many sweets do I have? How can I share them equally into four groups?
What is one quarter of........worth?
Are my containers the same or different? Can you should me a quarter full in each container.
How can I quarter this amount? If I have 2, and it is a quarter, what will the whole look like? What will the whole be worth?
Challenge activity for confident learners.