Have some pizza fraction fun with these digital slides. They are absolutely no-prep and will get your students identifying fractions.
I love it when we can combine math and literacy. What fun it is to read a book and then work on some math. Well, I’m working on a new series that will help you introduce fractions through books. With each book I recommend, I will also have some Boom cards or Google slides that your children can practice a concept with.
The first in the series worked on seeing fractions in groups, and this is even reviewed in this book. But today we are mainly focusing on pizza. And learning that a numerator tells us how many parts are in a whole, and the denominator shows us how many parts it takes to equal a whole.
Fraction Read – A – Loud
Today we jump in and begin reading “A Fractions Goal – Parts of A Whole”.
Now I would always recommend that you read the book to your students. It is so much better that way because you can point out pictures, ask questions, and have discussions about the book. But if that isn’t possible for some reason – say social distancing – then you can watch it being read on YouTube.
I love this book, with its rhyming words, cute pictures, and of course introduction to fractions. As you read through it, make a point to show the numerator and the denominator. Ask questions about how fractions are made, and how we can figure out which number goes where.
Pizza Fraction Fun:
Most of the slides just show a pizza, and the children get to drag and drop the numerator and denominator into the correct spot. Now the Boom Cards will automatically check the answers, but with Google slides you will have to go back and check to make sure they are correct.
There are a few slides that ask the students to label the numerator and denominator. Just an extra step to get them familiar with those fun math words.
The Next Step:
Once your kiddos work through these digital learning slides, I highly suggest you try this activity that will expand on their knowledge of numerators and denominators.
There is a printable version (which I prefer), but if needed kids can explore using pattern blocks on Boom Cards.
Learning about fractions can be fun, and pizza fractions are even more fun. I hope these resources help!
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