Ava has been using the fraction skittles/cones for counting, and indirectly for early fraction intro work.
They are beautiful and lovely to touch and handle, so it is not surprising.
This was Xander's direct introduction to fractions here when he was five, Ava will have similar lessons a little later.
She is also sorting and assembling fraction squares, and circles (inexpensive overhead sets) that are fun and beautiful to use, especially on the light table. I also made a simple set of triangles here.
We are chatting about how many pieces we can use to make one whole circle, and introduced halves. She has started overlaying and comparing pieces on her own. We have also chatted about equal parts.
She is also patterning with the circles, and experimenting with different pieces to try and form the circle:) It is amazing to see what self guided discovery leads to... she is discovering equivalent fractions.
We bought out fraction circles and squares from amazon.com
School Smart Learning Resources - Rainbow Fraction Deluxe Squares - Math Manipulatives - Grades 2-6 Learning Resources - Rainbow Fraction Deluxe Circles, Math Manipulatives, For Grades 1 and Up
This was such a fun sensorial way to explore fractions!
Thanks for visiting with us!
Please visit and "like" us for updates on our
Facebook Page! We share photos and
updates of what we are up to there!
We love to hear from you!!
If you have any questions for us comment... ASK!!
Visit us on Pinterest as well!!
Subscribe to Making Montessori Ours to get all of our
latest updates by email & Subscribers FREE Printable List.