Hi, 5th graders! Since we’re starting our Math Fractions Unit very soon, I wanted to do an intro activity as a refresher. Today we’ll be making pizzas using fractions!
1.) Please open the activity on Google Drawings here.
2.) The pizza ingredients are to the left of the page. Drag each one to match the fraction amounts for each of the pizza orders.
3.) For the “Make Your Own Topping,” follow the instructions in the Slideshow below.
(Click Insert, Shape, Shapes, and pick a shape. To change a shape’s color, click on the shape, then paint bucket button. To change a shape’s size, click on the shape and drag the blue dots).
Ask for help if you need it! 🙂
– This activity can help students activate what they remember and don’t remember about fractions in a fun way through pizza-building by asking them to use the fractions provided in the Pizza Orders to make the correct pizzas.
– It can be a way to check in with themselves before they start the fractions unit.
– Based on how students do, this data can guide the teacher’s instruction before they officially start teaching the new unit on fractions.
– The activity can help the teacher see which students understand fractions (Pizza Order #1), and which students know how to simplify fractions (Pizza Order #2). This can help the teacher make decisions on ability grouping.