Comparing Two Different Pizzas

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What better way to learn about fractions than with a couple pizzas? Help Jessica figure out how much of the pizza she has eaten, while teaching your class that fractions refer to a specific whole amount. This problem will be challenging for some, so allow young mathematicians to work in pairs before having a whole-group discussion.

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CCSS: Designed
  • Problem involves a real-life context that students are familiar with
  • Requires written explanations with supporting illustrations
  • Includes pictures that reinforce the context of the problem
  • Discussion is required for students to reach the learning objectives
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