Use the book, ** Apple Fractions** while teaching this lesson.

Bring in red, green and yellow apples for this lesson. Read the book * Apple Fractions* by Jerry Pallotta. After you read and discuss this, begin cutting apples into the fraction you want to focus on. “Let’s cut this apple half. How many parts will I have?” Do the same with thirds, fourths, etc.

Once you have completed the fraction part of this lesson, give each student a small fraction of the red, green, and yellow apples. Tell them it is a Taste Test. Each student will decide which they like the best. You will then graph the results. I would suggest giving each student a white picture of an apple. The student will color it according to the color apple he/she liked the best in the Taste Test. Have the student attach his/her apple to the class graph, and then discuss the results of the graph. ” Which color apples is liked the most in our class? The least? how many more students like the red more than the yellow?”

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