The boy in the story used his senses of hearing the rooster to determine that he wanted
pancakes for breakfast.
M1N4: Students will count collections of up to 100 objects by dividing them into equal
parts and represent the results using words, pictures, or diagrams.
c. Identify, label, and relate fractions (halves, fourths) as equal parts of a whole using
pictures and models.
Brilliant Star Objectives:
Cognition/Thinking: Analysis: Students will be able to systematically separate a complex
whole into its simple parts in order to fully comprehend their interrelationships and the
functions or purpose of the whole.
Accelerated Reader ® 2.5
How can I separate equal parts of a whole?
What number words can I use to name the parts of the whole?
Vocabulary: half, whole, fourth, fraction
Make a word splash with the word “pancake” with the students.
Read the story, Pancakes, Pancakes to the students.
Acquisition Lesson Activities:
Have students use flour to measure 1 cup (a whole) with a partner. Let students put the
cup in a bowl. Let students use the ¼ measuring cup to see how many parts are in a
whole. Students will record their answers. They will report to the teacher, and she will
record their answers (and check the answers) on chart paper. Using the measured cup of
flour, have students use the ½ measuring cup to see how many parts are in the whole.
Students will record their answers, and report to the teacher their results. The teacher
will check the answers and record the correct answer on chart paper.
The students will then be put into groups of 4. They will receive a recipe for pancakes.
The students will have to measure ingredients to make pancake batter. The teacher will
monitor groups very closely. She will cook the pancakes using an electric griddle.
The students may churn their own butter using cream, a baby jar, and salt.
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