This activity helps to get students in the mindset of equal parts, which is an important concept when it comes to fractions. Students are thinking about equal parts while exercising their spatial reasoning and critical thinking skills.
Excuse the shaky video. I was holding my phone in my hand while filming. I find it challenging to explain a spatial task using text and I’m a firm believer in not waiting until you master something to put it out there. It is clear I have not mastered video production, but it gets the point across.
- Activity sheet (Download below)
- ruler (so your students’ lines will be straighter than mine)