Easter Egg Fractions

This maths resource is an adaptation of our Flip Flop number bonds and can be used in exactly the same way (see the original description for details). However, the images on this resource have been chosen to permit it to be used to demonstrate fractions of a set.

Once downloaded, you can simply print onto paper and fold it as necessary. However, a more durable version can be made by printing onto card, cutting into separate squares and re-assembling it (keeping all of the pieces in the same order) using clear sticky-back plastic. The grid can be folded in any number of ways to display a different fractional amount each time. For example:

Easter egg fractions: one-third

 

How many eggs can you see?

What fraction are spotty?

What fraction are stripy?

 

 

Easter egg fractions starter resource

 

How many eggs now?

Two-fifths are spotty - what fraction are stripy?

 

 

 

This makes a useful starter activity since numerous quick questions can be created as the resource is being folded. Alternatively, if you print out a number the children can use them to question each other.

 

 


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rekabnna's picture

I have used flip numbers many

I have used flip numbers many times. They are particularly useful for small group work and for paired activities and barrier games.
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kpeers's picture

Great idea which can be

Great idea which can be adapted very easily to link with our class topic. Many thanks.
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mayj01's picture

I'll be trying this idea this

I'll be trying this idea this week. It looks very adaptable to students with a wide range of ability. Thanks!
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Fantastic fractions

Fantastic fractions refresher!  Will be using for mental oral starter work this week.
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Higham's picture

My class loved this and so

My class loved this and so adaptable across ability. Top group setting each other problems to solve i.e. can you show me 2/3rds? Another group had ready prepared questions. Good for AFL.
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young67's picture

I look forward to using this

I look forward to using this in class. Thanks.
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craige's picture

Love idea of laminating the

Love idea of laminating the sheets to make boards. Will make a great starter. Thanks
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ahopps's picture

A super resource that I will

A super resource that I will use next week.
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Tina09's picture

Me too! A great, visual

Me too! A great, visual fractions refresher.
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Will be giving this a whirl

Will be giving this a whirl next week.
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