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Apple Fractions
Grade Level(s): 1-2, 3-5
By: Tamara Allgaier

Students learn about fractions using different apple varieties.


Children will discover the basic concept of fractions.


  • 3-4 different types of apples (Golden Delicious, Red Delicious, Gala,Washington, etc.) Make sure the apples are a different color or shade. If available, pick the apples at an orchard.
  • Bags or boxes to hold the apples


  1. Students will sort the apples according to color.
  2. Add the total apples and write the numbers on board representing each variety of apples. Ex. Gala(10), Red Delicious(9), etc.
  3. Proceed to show fractions.

Students can sort according to size, specific shapes, etc. Students can separate in each distinguishable group. Students can even cut into equal sections to show fractions with adult supervision. Continue to review fractions. Basic addition and subtraction of fractions can be introduced.

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