STEAM Activity, STEM Activity: Oreo Fractions

 

What Kids Learn From This STEAM Activity

In this STEAM activity, Oreo Fractions, kids learn about fractions by using the creamy filling inside Oreos to represent parts of a whole. They divide the cookies into halves, thirds, and more, gaining a hands-on understanding of fractions. This activity combines math while enjoying a tasty treat and makes learning enjoyable and memorable, fostering a positive attitude towards learning in general. Children also develop essential math skills, such as recognizing fractions, practicing division, and understanding equivalent fractions.

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What We Need For This STEAM Activity

STEAM Activity, STEM Activity - hand2mind Rainbow Fraction Measuring Cups
STEAM Activity, STEM Activity – hand2mind Rainbow Fraction Measuring Cups

 

How To Do STEAM Activity Oreo Fractions

 

  1. Begin by explaining what fractions are, emphasizing that they involve dividing something into equal parts.
  2. Cut 2 pieces of paper into half.

    STEAM Activity, STEM Activity Oreo Fractions - Cut Paper in Half
    STEAM Activity, STEM Activity Oreo Fractions – Cut Paper in Half
  3. Write fractions on each paper, leaving enough room for Oreo cookies for each fraction. (halves, two halves, one-third, two-thirds, three-thirds, one-fourth, two-fourths, three-fourths, four-fourths)
    STEAM Activity, STEM Activity Oreo Fractions - Write Fractions
    STEM Activity Oreo Fractions – Write Fractions

     

  4. Take one Oreo and gently twist it apart to reveal the creme-filled center.
  5. Put each creme-filled Oreo half cookies to above each fractions.
  6. Using a toothpick, scrape off creme part to make each fractions.
    STEAM Activity, STEM Activity Oreo Fractions -Haves, Two out of Two
    STEM Activity Oreo Fractions -Halves, Two Halves

    STEAM Activity, STEM Activity Oreo Fractions - One Thirds, Two Thirds, Three Out of Three
    STEM Activity Oreo Fractions – One Third, Two Thirds, Three Thirds
STEM Activity Oreo Fractions - one-fourth, two-fourths, three-fourths, four-fourths
STEM Activity Oreo Fractions – one-fourth, two-fourths, three-fourths, four-fourths

 

STEAM Activity, STEM Activity Oreo Fractions ActivityJPG
STEM Activity Oreo Fractions ActivityJPG

 

STEAM Activity, STEM Activity Oreo Fractions - One Quarter, Two Forths, Three Forths, Four out of Four
STEM Activity Oreo Fractions
STEAM Activity, STEM Activity - Oreo Fractions
STEM Activity – Oreo Fractions

 

STEAM Activity, STEM Activity Oreo Fractions - Enjoy Tasty Treats While Learning Fractions
Oreo Fractions – Enjoy Tasty Treats While Learning Fractions

 

Variations & Challenges

  • Introduce mixed numbers by combining whole Oreos with fraction Oreos, like 1 and 1/2 Oreo.
  • Have kids compare the sizes of different Oreo fractions and order them from smallest to largest.
  • Challenge kids to find equivalent fractions using different Oreo pieces, like showing that 2/4 is equal to 1/2 using Oreo halves and quarters.

 

 

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STEAM Activity, STEM Activity - hand2mind Rainbow Fraction Measuring Cups
STEAM Activity, STEM Activity – hand2mind Rainbow Fraction Measuring Cups

 

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STEAM Activity Learning Fractions – Simply Magic 166 PCS Magnetic Fraction Tiles & Fraction Circles

 

 

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STEAM Activity Learning Fractions – hand2mind Plastic Rainbow Fraction Tower Cubes

 

 

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Author

  • Isabelle

    Isabelle has been an entrepreneur for last 22 years in retail and educational industry. She is also a mom to a child in elementary school. She believes that when kids are curious and use their imagination, amazing things can happen. She is particularly interested in STEAM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics). She believes when children are encouraged to develop STEAM skills from a young age, they gain valuable tools to tackle future challenges in a creative, imaginative, and innovative manner. She enjoys researching STEAM and craft activities, plays, toys and resources and share with parents.

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