Young children generally do not understand fractions, but they know when they are given the smaller piece when a candy bar is divided. I love the idea of letting one child divide a candy bar and the other gets to pick his or her portion. What a great way to encourage kids to learn about measuring.
Children are easily entertained, but generally their attention span is short, so you have to have lots of different fun things for them to do.
Some of the things that kids like to do are:
Having their picture taken.
Anything to do with water.
Combine these two fun ideas with a bunch of colored measuring cups and you have an exciting math measurement lesson.
Kids can play as they find out about measuring.
Notice how intense the child in the picture is while pouring the water into the measuring cup. Success is so sweet!!!
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