Folding the Flippers


Blank Templates Flipper template (microsoft word format)

Project Designs Fraction flipper (pdf format)
Decimal flipper (pdf format)
Music flipper (pdf format)

Worksheets

Fraction flipper worksheet (pdf format)

Music flipper worksheet (pdf format)

Cut out the large square along the outside lines.  Fold it into sixteen smaller squares.  Then cut the four center squares out, leaving a ring of twelve small squares.
Place glue on the two center squares on the right side...
...and on the two center squares on the left side.
Fold the top toward the bottom and press the glued squares together.
There are two layers of unglued squares at the bottom of the flipper.  Fold the upper layer toward the top of the flipper.
Place glue on the two center squares on the top row...
...and on the two center squares on the bottom row.
Fold the flipper in half from right to left, pressing the glued squares together.
There are two layers of unglued squares on the left side of the flipper.  Fold the upper layer toward the right side of the flipper.
Turn the flipper over so the printed side is up.  Find the four flaps and stand them straight up.
Your fraction flipper can now be used to show one whole square that has been divided into equal fractional pieces...
... or a whole square that has been divided into unequal fractional pieces.