Lesson Plan

Comparing Cake Slices

Sweet fractions! Teach your students to compare fractions with this sweet lesson using slices of cake.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to compare models of different fractions with denominators of 2 and 4 to determine value.

Introduction

(5 minutes)
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  • Gather students together. Engage the students with a story about being very hungry for dessert and having to choose a slice from one of two cakes. Tell your students that one piece of cake came from a cake sliced into four pieces and the other from a cake sliced into two pieces.
  • Show students a visual of the two cakes. Discuss with students how both whole cakes are the same size.
  • Tell the students that in order for you to choose a slice, you need to look at each piece as a fraction. Divide the cakes into halves and fourths.