Fractions Years 1 & 2


A bundle of Fractions Years 1 and 2


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This is a bundle of Fractions Year 1 and Year 2.

Fractions Year 1

Year 1 of Fractions introduces fractions in a fun, understandable way by starting with what a child already know – a half.  Fractions are discovered through a sequence of halving halves with a number of manipulatives —  the circle, the number line, and the rods. Each section experiences fractions differently through sequencing (this includes counting,) sorting and comparing, finding equivalence, exploring addition and subtraction, and exploring multiplication and division. Like my other curricula, Fractions has a whole-child emphasis including activities with movement and art. Year 1 briefly touches on the four processes, usually through like-denominators.

There are 63 pages including an introduction section that goes over tips for teaching math, different mindsets that are useful, math manipulatives, games, and the reasoning and relationships behind why I chose to introduce fractions through halving. Following are sections of activities which include the interacting with circle-fractions, a physical timeline (sidewalk chalk line outside or with painters tape inside) to jump along,  playing and working with Cuisenaire rods. An origami projects leads children through an colorful, interactive experience that reinforces what they have learned. The last section briefly covers practical application of fractions with money, music, and time. The appendix includes templates for the circle fractions as well as sample pages in a math journal to make your journey through fractions easy.


Fractions Year 2

Fractions Year 2 continues the work from Fractions Year 1 with more focus on equivalent fractions. Several exercises reinforce the work for equivalent fractions and their use. In these 72 pages, fractional relationships of the rods are studied, as well as some practice of the four processes with fractions. Finding least common multiples is applied to add and subtract fractions with different denominators. Several art projects are incorporated including an expansion of Year 1’s origami exercise. Games are played to expand understanding fractional relationships, particularly with equivalent fractions, and to create fractional number sense. Several support videos are included with this curricula:

• Fractions Origami
• Equivalent Fractions with the Rods
• Adding with Like Denominators
• Fraction Games
• Comparing Fractions with the Rods
• Construction of the Fractions Board
• Adding with Unlike Denominators
• Fraction Game
• Multiplying Fractions
• Dividing Fractions


Supplies needed are similar to the supplies for my other units. The colored cardstock is an addition that must be added for the circle explorations. During the introduction, these manipulatives will be made by you and your child. It’s important to keep these for the subsequent years of learning fractions. The following supplies are from affiliate links. You may also find them at Waldorf shops such as A Child’s Dream and Bella Luna Toys.

• Cuisenaire rods
• Colored paper
• 100-block multiplication table
• Block crayons
• Colored pencils
• Stamp pads
• Sidewalk chalk
• Sketchpad or notebook (I suggest spiral bound. We use a Stratford’s 9 X 12 sketchbook.