Monday, October 19, 2020

Fractions Pizza Parlor A fun Way To Teach Fractions!

One of the most fun ways I can think of to teach math is with food! Who's with me? Sharing a pie, chocolate bar...even a little old cookie can be used to teach both fractions and division.

So as my daughter is in third grade and starting to learn more about fractions, I thought it'd be fun to play pizza restaurant. So of course I had to make us a set! I know you're going to love it too...

Welcome to the Fraction Action Pizza Parlor! Where we serve you fractions of a pie for a fraction of a price!

This set includes so much to help you introduce and further your kids or class fraction concepts. There is an opportunity to learn basic fractions, but also to expand their thinking and learn about different fractions (2 quarter slices of could I serve that as another fraction?) And even adding fractions for older kids.

I've also included some fun centers you can use with different levels of differentiation. There are some beginner centers for kids who are just learning to identify fractions and more intermediate and advanced ones for kiddos who need a challenge. Recording sheets are included too!

You could use this set as a classroom or homeschool decor when your kids are learning about fractions, or you could use it as an imaginary play center to teach them all about fractions without textbooks. 

We began our lesson with our fraction posters, explaining what fractions, numerators, and denominators mean. I think it's so important to teach kids what math means, not just throw the facts at them. It really makes a difference later on in life (take this from a homeschooling mom of 12 years who is graduating her son this year through government exams - understanding and repetition matter!)

Next, we set up our Fraction Action Pizza Parlor! This included hanging out pizza price signs (there's an already filled in price version or a blank one for you to choose from)

We also got our fraction money ready, and our receipts. And of course our pizzas! I've included pizzas with fractions written on them and blank ones. 

Once we were all set up it was time to serve the customers! They were quite demanding! You'll have 6 quarter slices? Wait, how much is that in total?

We tallied up orders on our receipts. I included three versions in this pack for kids just learning to write fractions through to kids adding fractions (they may just need some scrap paper too!) All in all, it was a productive day! Even my youngest learned a lot about fractions, though the unit was meant for her big sis.

You can buy this unit in my Teachers Pay Teachers shop or my Etsy shop, whichever you prefer!

I really hope you and your kiddos enjoy it! If you do, please let me know on social media and I'll give you a shout out! 

Buy The Fraction Action Pizza Play Set on TeachersPayTeachers
Buy The Fraction Action Pizza Play Set on Etsy

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