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Educraft Colorlite Butterfly Teaching Activities

Use these teaching activities with your Colorlite Butterfly craft for a fun and educational crafting experience.

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Kaleidoscope – Lesson Plans

Craft Kits for Ages 7 - 10 - Kaleidoscope CraftMath

When looking into the kaleidoscope, the effect of the three-sided mirror makes it look like six equal parts.  Discuss other things that can be divided into fractional parts.  Discuss other things that can be divided into fractional parts (cake, pizza, paper).  Explain that the students will be working in cooperative groups to create a pizza topping recipe using fractions.  Using a variety of fractional terms that equal one whole, list toppings on an index card.  When the index cards are completed, exchange cards with another group.  Following the recipe and fractional terms, draw the appropriate toppings on the cardboard pizza.  Option:  Make real pizzas using a variety of toppings (peppers, mushrooms, pepperoni, hamburger) for a special class fraction pizza party.

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