What is a fraction

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Today we discovered what a fraction is and began exploring this idea looking at shapes we’ve already been working with.  The children had fun proving Ms. Duprat wrong when she was trying to divide a cookie among 4 friends and she wasn’t making equal parts.  Today we learned that in order for a fraction to be a fraction, all the pieces must be the same size so that it is fair.  We will continue exploring fractions and making sense of them over the next week.