Parents | Raising readers & learners.

Home of Parent & Child Magazine

Use Measuring Cups to Teach Fractions

Daily Tips

Try something new with your kids every day! Find tips on reading, learning, and raising a well-rounded child.
 
 

Today's Tip

Today's Tip: 
March 16, 2014
Use Measuring Cups to Teach Fractions

Create your own hands-on learning lab using standard measuring cups. Tell your child that you'd like to help him explore fractions, and give him several different measuring cups, such as the 1/8 cup, 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup, and 1-cup sizes. Let him experiment with how the cups relate to one another, by pouring water or small pieces of pasta into the largest measuring cup. How many of the 1/4-cup scoop does it take to full the 1-cup measuring cup? How many 1/3-cup scoops? Encourage your child to verbalize his conclusions.

 
 

Find Just-Right Books

Activities & Fun

Make this messy mixture for your own science experiments.
Make the last few weeks before school lets out a fun, fantastic time...
This reading checklist will ensure that car time is quality reading-...
Help your child learn something new, fun, and creative with this...
Winter is full of wild weather, and your kids will enjoy flexing their...
Your child will love this printable science project inspired by the...