Math Art Week 2 – Fractions

Our project this week was based on the book “Picture Pie” by Ed Emberley.  Picture Pie helps the reader create simple pieces of art based on the fractions of a circle.   While these look simple, the execution can be quite tedious.  Below are the details for a simple bookmark.

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“Fraction Fish Bookmark”

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Materials

  • black construction paper, cut in 2″ strips for bookmarks
  • colored or patterned paper for circles
  • 1″ circle punch
  • scissors
  • glue
  • laminator (optional)

Directions

Teach a short lesson on the fractions of a circle.  Have kids use the circle punch and scissors to cut up and sort fractions.

 

Choose pieces for the Fraction Fish bookmark. This project requires 12 quarters and 2 eighths.


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Arrange pieces in desired configuration.  Glue onto bookmark.

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Let dry.  Laminate if desired.  (If you choose not to laminate, press the dried bookmark until all pieces are nicely flattened).


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