So my oldest, is well the guinea pig with everything in my parenting and home-schooling. Needless to say she is an amazing reading and reading chapter books by age 5 which to tell the truth I'm really not sure how it happened. Neither of my other two have been that way. Anyway I feel short in the math department but it works out good since I can now teach her and her brother at the same time. Needless to say I included my 6 year old main because she wants to do everything they do.So when it comes to math I've learned a very important lesson. Learn math concepts in concrete ways FIRST! To do that you need lots of fun games. Then when they can understand the concepts in this way concrete (or manipulative) just means they can actually count two beans and add three more beans to learn that it makes 5 beans.
So this is fraction fun. I had the kids cut 5 different colored paper in 2in strips. Then we (and when I say we I mean they, as I was in kitchen loading the crock pot with our dinner while they did the work) folded them; in half, in quarters, in 8th and lastly in 16th. Then we cut on the folds and labeled them.
My son is way, I mean WAY into origami right now. I think he could make everything out of paper. Anyway he made the die and add a marble to the inside so it rolled nice. Then we labeled the dice as follows; 1/2, 1/4, 1/8, 2/8, 1/16, 2/16.