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All Ages Let's Have a Fraction Pizza Party ( Adding Similar & Dissimilar Fractions- halves, fourths, & eights)

Jhun

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Activity Time
10 - 15 minutes
Introduction/Overview
Let's Have a Fraction Pizza Party is a fun activity that will strengthen skills in adding similar and dissimilar fractions. It' a realistic and enjoyable game where students are asked to pick pizza card fractions and compute for the sum of their selected fraction. It's a great way to spend time with your students or kids while strengthening their skills in adding different fractions.


Procedure
Let's Have a Fraction Pizza Party is a fun activity that will strengthen skills in adding similar and dissimilar fractions. There will be 2 stages the warm-up stage where students will be asked to identify fractions on the cards and the main stage where students compute for the sum of the fractions that they chose on the card.

Steps:
  1. Download and print the Fraction Pizza cards (I recommend cardboard)
  2. Cut the Fraction Pizza cards. There are 2 sets of cards (1 with label & 1 without a label). Each set will have 15 Fraction Pizza cards :
    • 1 whole card
    • halves: 1/2 & 2/2
    • fourths: 1/4, 2/4, 3/4 & 4/4
    • eights: 1/8, 2/8, 3/8, 4/8, 5/8, 6/8, 7/8, & 8/8
  3. Download the Let's Have a Fraction Pizza Party- (Adding Fractions) Activity Sheet 1** and Activity Sheet 2

    Warm-up Activity :

  1. Ask the students to find a partner. They will then decide who will be playing "A" and "B". *
  2. Ask students "A" to shuffle the Fraction Pizza cards (set without a label) and place them in the middle with the fractions face down.
  3. The students will pick a card and identify the fractions on the cards. Player A & B will do this alternately until there is no card left.
  4. Afterward, ask the students to answer Activity sheet 1** (Adding similar & Dissimilar fractions). Make sure you explain the 2 examples on the sheet before they start answering.

    Main Activity :


  5. Set up the timer, and play the game for 10 minutes
  6. Ask the students to shuffle both sets of Fraction Pizza cards and then distribute them evenly with the number face down. So for 2 players, each player should have 15 cards.
  7. Each player turns two cards face up, read the fractions, and add them. The equation will then be placed in the Activity sheet 2.
  8. Each correct answer is equivalent to one point.
  9. When the timer goes off, each player should count the total points they got.
  10. The player with the most points wins.
  11. For the advanced students, they can draw 3 cards instead of 2 and write them on the activity sheet.

    * This activity can also be an individual activity. Instead of the students, the teacher can draw the Fraction Pizza cards, ask the students to identify the fraction and find the sum of the drawn cards.
    ** A word file is provided so teachers can edit the equations.
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Preview{If your activity does not have worksheets you can delete this table}
Activity Sheet 1
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Activity Sheet 2
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Fraction Pizza cards
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Answer Key Activity Sheet 1

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