Engage your students in adding fractions with like denominators; the decomposition of fractions through "ordering" and assembling pizzas! This activity is friendly for the whole class, rigorous, and a great hands-on way to assess your students' readiness to advance to more complex addition and subtraction of fractions.
- 4 sets of dice with rigorous, test-like decomposition questions
- Pizza Template
- Pizza Toppings (Pineapple, Olives, Peppers and Pepperoni)
- Partitioned Tape Diagram Scaffold
- Order Form
- Answer Keys
YOU WILL ALSO NEED:
- Red color for the sauce
- Yellow masking tape, or another material of your choice to represent cheese
This activity was designed to incorporate questions similar to those students will see on standardized testing, which are not all about pizza. They've been based directly from published test questions. Samples of these questions can be seen in the photograph in the preview of the die. This is not a lesson solely about pizzas, but rather engages students in answering and being assessed on test like questions with the final step being making a pizza. Students will use the decomposed equations from these questions to find sums. Next, they use the sums from the equations to determine the fraction of each pizza topping needed on their pizza.