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?”