# Share a Pizza

Everyone loves pizza! Introduce the concept of fractions as equal shares in a familiar context. Use alone or with **Halves as Equal Shares.**
This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Halves as Fair Shares lesson plan.
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This lesson can be used as a pre-lesson for the Halves as Fair Shares lesson plan.

#### Objectives

Students will be able to divide circles and rectangles into halves.

##### Language

Students will identify and describe halves as equal parts using content-specific vocabulary with sentence frame support.

#### Introduction

(3 minutes)
• Gather students on the rug and draw a large circle on the board.
• Say something like, "Every Friday I invite my friend over for pizza. She loves pineapple on her pizza. I think that's weird. I only like anchovies on my pizza."
• Shade one fourth of the circle. Tell students, "My friend thinks that the amount I just shaded, or colored in, should have anchovies, and the rest should be pineapple. What do you think?"
• Discuss with students that your friend is not being fair. The amount of each type of pizza is not equal.