Previously in Kindergarten, students did not explore the concepts of fractions as this concept is first introduced in first grade.
In First Grade
First grade students explore fractions through fair share or equal parts of two-dimensional shapes and example and non-examples of halves and fourths.
In Second Grade
In second grade, students will explain that the more fractional parts used to make a whole, the smaller the part, and the fewer the parts, the larger the whole. The concept of partitioning objects into equal parts and naming those parts a halves, fourths, sixths, and eighths as well as identify example and non-examples of halves, fourths, and eighths. Additionally, students will use concrete models to count parts of a whole beyond one whole and recognize how many parts it takes to equal one whole.