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Kids and Cookies

This interactive Flash applet develops children's fraction concepts (partitioning, equivalence, and unit) by building on their informal understanding of rational numbers in the familiar context of sharing cookies fairly among friends. Users decide on the number of friends, the shape and number of the cookies, and how to cut and distribute them equally. The activity is very flexible and incorporates multiple representations of fractions, area models, numerical symbols, and voice cues. Downloadable pdfs of cookie images are provided as well as a User Manual that includes implementation suggests and a review of research.
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Contributed by: Center for Technology and Teacher Education, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia - Publisher, Leah Garofalo - Author, Starrie Williamson - Graphical designer, Brian Sharp - Author
This resource is included in the following PD Collection(s):
Getting Off to a Good Start with FractionsThis collection is the first of a series that addresses the importance of helping students to construct a solid foundation for fractions. Unit fraction, equal shares, partitioning and iterating, identifying and making wholes are presented as appropriate concepts to begin instruction. Resources include several studies with recommendations for best practices and teaching strategies, as well as some virtual manipulatives to aid implementation. The collection also supports specialists and teachers as they explore ways to address common difficulties and misconceptions.
Math TopicNumber Sense, Fractions, Basic Operations, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Resource TypeActivity, Instructor Guide/Manual, Interactive Media

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator, Learner
    • LanguageEnglish (USA)
    • Education TopicEducational research, Teaching strategies
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentYes
    • ContributorCenter for Technology and Teacher Education, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia - Publisher, Leah Garofalo - Author, Starrie Williamson - Graphical designer, Brian Sharp - Author
    • Publication Date2012
    • RightsCenter for Technology and Teacher Education, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia
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    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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