We have been studying measurement the last couple of weeks, everything from measurement on a clock to rulers to thermometers. It seems like on of the hardest things for them to grasp has been fractions of an inch.
Read alouds are a must in my class when introducing a new concept and these books have been great for discussing an inch and its fractions.
|First up-Inch by Inch by Leo Lionni. It's an easy read but leads to a great discussion about how big an inch is. I also taught them the "finger trick" (the middle part of your finger is "about" an inch.)|