### Teaching and Group Activities for Understanding

**Day 1 Teaching**

Show 16 counters on the Interactive Whiteboard. Demonstrate how we can find 1/2 by sharing and then find 1/4 by halving a half. Display the sequence of ‘Design a flag’ images to model different ways to represent 1/2, then 1/4 of 24 squares. **Group Activities**

-- Shade flag templates to show halves and quarters of amounts.

**Day 2 Teaching**

Show children 12 bricks in the centre of the circle. Write 1/4 of 12 and discuss how to find a quarter by sharing the bricks into 4 piles. Model sharing 15 bricks between 3 piles to find 1/3. Display a bar model (see resources) split into thirds. Discuss how this relates to sharing the bricks. Model finding 1/3 of 21. Repeat for 1/4 of 40, 3/4 of 40 and 2/3 of 12.**Group Activities**

-- Find 1/3s and 1/4s of amounts, using bar models to represent whole and fraction parts.

-- Use an online game to practise calculating 1/4 and 3/4 of amounts.

**Day 3 Teaching**

Write 1/2 of □ = □. In pairs, children discuss what numbers might complete the sentence. Test ideas, using Interactive Whiteboard counters if required. Display 1/2 of 5 = 10. Now you be the teacher. Is this correct? Repeat with 1/4 of □ = □. Display 1/3 of 12 = 6. Is this correct? Repeat with 1/3 of □ = □.**Group Activities**

-- In a game context, complete as many fraction number sentences as possible to show 1/2, 1/3 or 1/4 of amounts to 12 (or 20 or 30).