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Fraction Chefs

As part of their focus on fractions, Unit I students have been studying the math property from the perspective of a pizza chef. “After creating a chef hat, students used model magic to make little pizzas,” said Unit I teacher Amy Kulhavik. “We rolled the ‘dough’ into flat circles and students sliced their dough into equal parts.” Kulhavik said the students then discussed their pizzas and the division of its parts with a partner and they also talked about how they could make their divided slices equal. “We discussed questions like, ‘What do you notice about the size of the slices? or if I take a slice away, what happens to my whole?’ We had fun learning about fractions in a fun, creative way,” said Kulhavik.