## Monday, July 16, 2012

### Fraction Discovery Bottles

After making discovery bottles for number sense and computation, I decided to try making some bottles for fractions. I used some wooden pieces from a collection of sorting objects. There are geometric shapes, as well as planes, cars and even a horse. One of the bottles contains LEGO pieces. Here's a peak at them.

Here's what you'll find in each of the bottles.
Bottle 1 – Transportation theme
Contains 5 wooden vehicles
• 3 cars/trucks, one red, one yellow and one blue
• 2 airplanes, one red and one yellow
Bottle 2 – Shapes theme
Contains 6 wooden shapes
• 2 circles, one red and one green
• 2 squares, one red and one green
• 2 triangles, one red and one green
Bottle 3 – Mixed set
Contains 6 wooden shapes
• 2 circles, one red and one green
• 2 squares, one red and one green
• 2 triangles, one red and one green
Contains 5 wooden vehicles
• 3 cars/trucks, one red, one yellow and one blue
• 2 airplanes, one red and one yellow
Contains 1 red wooden horse
Bottle 4 – LEGO theme
Contains 5 LEGO blocks
• 3 large blocks, one gray, one black, one white
• 2 small blocks, one gray and one red
I have created a packet with directions for making the bottles and one activity page for each of the four bottles. Here are a few sample pages.

Download Fraction Discovery Bottles. If you try these, please let me know what you think. If you have any other suggestions or ideas, please let me know.