Fraction Flags

Understand addition and subtraction of fractions as joining and separating parts referring to the same whole.

Context: This will be for identifying fractions as part of a whole. This can be used as a low-stakes assessment or a fun review.

Goal: The goal of this assignment is to provide another visual example that demonstrates that fractions are part of a whole. Students should be able to create their own fractions out of a whole in a fun and creative way!

Grade: 4

Hello amazing fifth graders! Today we are going to review what we know about fractions by creating fraction flags on Google Draw. You are going to get to be creative and develop your own, beautiful flag using different rectangles and triangles. Here is my flag for an example!

Next, you are going to go through and find the fraction amount for each color in the flag! Simplify the fraction down to its simplest form. For example, mine would be 1/8 green, 1/2 pink, and so on. Write in your answers with a text box over each color to explain your work. We will print out these flags and put them in our room! Feel free to get as detailed as you would like.

Let this flag represent you and you personality! Have fun with it!

You got this!

3 Replies to “Fraction Flags”

  1. Kate! What a fun way to combine creative practice with math! I like that students get to create their own art while reviewing what they know about fractions. It would be really fun if you could hang them around the class when students are finished as class art.

  2. Kate, great job! I agree with Marlee, students will get the chance to be both creative and focused on learning fractions. I also like how this activity allows students to see ways to display fractions that are different from what they’d see in the average fraction practice problems. For example, in the fraction flag you made, the pink parts were half of the flag, but they were split up and on opposing sides of it instead of being connected as one part.

  3. Kate, A very cool idea – merging art and math. Should result in student engagement. I was wondering if you might also allow students to re-arrange the flag sections to visualize the fractions in larger blocks. Might add a reinforcement to understanding. Might be fun to add in some real flags that lent themselves to this fraction analysis. Overall a great idea for using Google Drawings

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