So far we’ve talked about using pizza fractions to create an equivalent fractions table, and to learn to add and subtract fractions.  Today we will move on to multiplying and dividing fractions!  Here is the set we purchased and that you’ll see in the pictures below: There is no reason you can’t just make your own pizza fractions either – just color some circles and cut them in the right number of pieces!  It is important that you are accurate in creating equal size pieces for the fractions, so they can be exchanged for other equivalent fractions through size comparisons alone. Pizza fractions are a greatRead More →

Last week I wrote about using pizza fractions to create an equivalent fractions table.  Today we will move on to adding and subtracting fractions!  Here is the set we purchased and that you’ll see in the pictures below: There is no reason you can’t just make your own pizza fractions either – just color some circles and cut them in the right number of pieces!  It is important that you are accurate in creating equal size pieces for the fractions, so they can be exchanged for other equivalent fractions through size comparisons alone. Pizza fractions are a great way to give hands on practice addingRead More →

We purchased a set of pizza fractions when my son was ready to learn about them, and have found them to be a lot of fun! This is the one we purchased, that you’ll see pictured: You could also make your own if you are good at that sort of thing. Initial concepts: First explain what the notations on the pizza slices mean. 1/2 means it takes 2 equal pieces to make a whole pizza. 1/3 means it takes 3 identical pieces to make a whole pizza. Explain what it means when a number larger than one is on the top. For example, 3/6 means 3Read More →