When I was in school…ahem…several years ago…we learned about equal parts when we got to fractions.
There wasn’t an introductory lesson about it in early grades.
So I think it’s good that students get to learn about making equal shares in first and second grade – before they get to the concept of fractions. It makes the concept much clearer later on.
I wanted to make a hands on math activity that would help first and second graders to learn this geometry concept – this Share A Donut! Making Equal Shares Activity!
I feel pretty confident that I’m not the only donut lover on Earth, so I thought this would be a fun math center activity for early grades!
Read on to see how to get your copy. And, for more fun with donuts, take a look at our Donut Colors! Sentence Writing Activity!
Share A Donut! Making Equal Shares Activity
To use this making equal shares activity, you’ll need the following: (This post contains affiliate links. For details, see our Disclosure Policy.)
- Printer (with ink)
- Printer Paper
- Child-safe scissors
- Glue stick
- Laminator (Optional)
- Hook and loop sticky dots (Optional)
- Dry erase markers (Optional)
This product includes:
- Two pages of unlabeled color donut pieces
- Two pages of labeled color donut pieces
- Eight line art fill in the blank donut cards
- A full answer key
- And a set of instructions!
You can use this as a one-time cut and paste lesson.
Just print the pages, let students cut out the parts, and then glue them into the donut cards to fill in the donut with the correct number of equal shares.
Be sure to have students label the number of shares and use the unlabeled donut pieces to name each part as a fraction (if you like).
You can also make this into a reusable math center!
Laminate the pages and cut out the donut shares. Then add hook and loop sticky dots to the back of the donut parts and the donut cards.
Students can use them over and over again!
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