Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Pizza Math

Michael is just beginning to learn fractions & Jon & Ashley are a little more advanced...adding, subtracting, multiplying & dividing fractions....learning about reciprocals, improper fractions, mixed numbers & percents.Anyway, the boys were eating frozen pizzas for supper last night & as I cut & served it up, I made them do a little practicing. As I put one piece on Michael's plate, I asked him what fraction that was.....1/4. Then I added another piece.....2/4 & what does 2/4 equal? 1/2 of a pizza. Yay Michael! I did the same with Jon.....one piece on the plate is 1/4.....ok, tell me what percent that is........25%. 3 pieces on the plate is what fraction.....3/4 & what percent is that? 75%.....excellent job, my young mathmeticians!! Now, you can go eat your math lesson! ;-)

2 comments:

Sherri said...

I love it!! Preparing and serving are such great times to teach! I think my kids probably get tired of me finding school in everyday life. It's so much fun!

Korin said...

Fun stuff!! We should talk...I homeschool, too :).

Can you email me fore Janessa's address? korinstamps@comcast.net