Fractions and Critters

We have been working on ways to understand equivalent fractions and for this we brought some friends to help. Calico Critters came to demonstrate. As more and more critters came to the fraction party, the play dough was divided again and again smaller and smaller. In the end they could see that if 64 friends showed up, how much smaller the piece of dough they would each receive would be.  This example made it visually clear that fractions are all about pieces and the division of a whole.

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