A small group or whole class activity to consolidate the concept of fractions (whole, half, quarters and eighths).
This teaching resource includes two levels. The first level covers whole, half, and quarters. The second level also includes eighths.
How to use this resource:
- Print out the appropriate spinner template and attach one of the red arrows using a split pin.
- It is best to laminate the spinner template and arrow.
- You may print one and play as a whole class or print a few and have the students play the game as a math center activity.
- Each child will need a copy of the Share your Pizza black and white worksheet.
- The teacher or a student will spin the spinner.
- The number the spinner lands on is how many people they need to share the pizza with.
- Using the Share your Pizza black and white worksheet the students will color how many pieces of pizza are required so that each person gets an equal piece.
- Repeat the above process until all the pizzas have been colored.
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Common Core State Standards alignment
Partition circles and rectangles into two, three, or four equal shares, describe the shares using the words halves, thirds, half of, a third of, etc., and describe the whole as two halves, three thirds, four fourths. Recognize that equal shares of id...
Understand a fraction 1/b as the quantity formed by 1 part when a whole is partitioned into b equal parts; understand a fraction a/b as the quantity formed by a parts of size 1/b....
Explain equivalence of fractions in special cases, and compare fractions by reasoning about their size....
Partition shapes into parts with equal areas. Express the area of each part as a unit fraction of the whole. For example, partition a shape into 4 parts with equal area, and describe the area of each part as 1/4 of the area of the shape....
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