Fractions are a Piece of Cake! is a ready-made, easy to assemble, and fun to use resource that can be ready to use in less than twenty minutes. These features provide you with a learning center activity that can be prepared with a minimal amount of time and effort. As a teacher myself, I understand the value of this.
The first pages of this packet introduce the game concept, rules, and the individual skills associated with it. The latter part contains the actual game materials. The can labels and game rules should be printed on regular copy paper while the game cards are designed to be printed onto card stock. The two types of paper ensure ease of use and durability for extended use.
There are three types of cards included in this game. Two-thirds of the cards are skill cards that students have to respond to and address the specified Common Core Standard. Along with the skills cards are the occasional mixing bowl card which causes the player to forfeit his or her cards to the discard pile. Fractions are a Piece of Cake! also has a piece of cake card which, if drawn, is retained until the next mixing bowl card is drawn. The piece of cake and the mixing bowl cards go into the discard pile, but the player keeps his or her cards. Play continues until either the set amount of time is over or all of the cards have been drawn.