## Saturday, 26 December 2015

### Teaching Fractions with Toy Pizza

Age: From 6 years old

Materials:

1. 1 toy pizza
2. 1 toy pizza cutter (optional)
3. 1 set of worksheets (see pictures below)
4. 1 tray

Presentation 1:

1. Show your child the whole pizza, explain that it is cut into equal size of 6 pieces. Therefore, we call it 6/6. Show the card 6/6.

2. Empty the tray of pizza.

3. Put 1 piece of pizza in the tray, explain to your child that 1 piece is the same as 1/6, and show the card 1/6.

4. Add 1 more piece of pizza into the tray, explain that we call 2 pieces as 2/6 and show the card 2/6.

5. Repeat in a similar manner for 3/6, 4/6 and 6/6.

6. Finally add back the 6th piece, explain again that 6/6 is also called 1 whole. This means that we cut 1 whole pizza into 6 pieces.

7. Invite your child to match the pizza pieces and the cards himself.

Presentation 2:

1. After your child has understood the concept of fraction in presentation 1, show presentation 2.

2. Explain that 6/6 = 1 whole. Show the whole pizza of 6 pieces.

3. Empty the tray of pizza.

4. Place 2 pieces of pizza into the tray and show the card 2/6 = 1/3. Divide the pizza into 3 sets of 2 to illustrate 1/3 part of the pizza.

5. Repeat similarly to illustrate the concept of 3/6 = 1/2, and 4/6 = 2/3.

6. Finally add back the 6th piece, explain again that 6/6 is also called 1 whole. This means that we cut 1 whole pizza into 6 pieces.

7. Invite your child to match the pizza pieces and the cards himself.

Video Demonstration:

Our Little FECS has been playing with this toy since he was 2 years old. Now he can use it to learn about Fractions :-) You can also take the opportunity to practice with your child when you are eating real pizza :-)

This toy pizza is available from Amazon:

Presentation 1:
1. Show your child the whole pizza, explain that it is cut into equal size of 6 pieces. Therefore, we call it 6/6. Show the card 6/6.

2. Empty the tray of pizza.

3. Put 1 piece of pizza in the tray, explain to your child that 1 piece is the same as 1/6, and show the card 1/6.

4. Add 1 more piece of pizza into the tray, explain that we call 2 pieces out of 6 pieces as 2/6 and show the card 2/6.

5. Add 1 more piece of pizza into the tray, explain that we call 3 pieces out of 6 pieces as 3/6 and show the card 3/6.

6. Add 1 more piece of pizza into the tray, explain that we call 4 pieces out of 6 pieces as 4/6 and show the card 4/6.

6. Add 1 more piece of pizza into the tray, explain that we call 5 pieces out of 6 pieces as 5/6 and show the card 5/6.

6. Finally add back the 6th piece, explain again that 6/6 is also called 1 whole. This means that we cut 1 whole pizza into 6 pieces.
7. Invite your child to match the pizza pieces and the cards himself.

Presentation 2:

1. After your child has understood the concept of fraction in presentation 1, show presentation 2.
2. Explain that 6/6 = 1 whole. Show the whole pizza of 6 pieces.
3. Empty the tray of pizza.

4. Place 2 pieces of pizza into the tray and show the card 2/6 is the same as 1/3. Divide the pizza into 3 sets of 2 to illustrate 1/3 part of the pizza.

5. Place 3 pieces of pizza into the tray and show the card 3/6 is the same as 1/2. Divide the pizza into 2 sets of 3 to illustrate 1/2 part of the pizza.

6. Place 4 pieces of pizza into the tray and show the card 4/6 is the same as 2/3. Divide the pizza into 3 sets of 2 to illustrate 2/3 part of the pizza.

7. Finally add back the 6th piece, explain again that 6/6 is also called 1 whole. This means that we cut 1 whole pizza into 6 pieces.

8. Invite your child to match the pizza pieces and the cards himself.