520 | Fraction Pizzas

15 May 2019

In Year 5, we have begun investigating fractions! We first looked at the word ‘Fraction’. Did you know that ‘fract’ means ‘to break’ and ‘ion’ means a process? The word has evolved from Latin and originally meant ‘breaking bread’!

Children were tasked with dividing their pizza into eighths, before decorating them with their favourite toppings. We extended our thinking by finding the equivalent fraction for the fraction of pizza covered with each topping. For example, 1/2 = 2/4 = 4/8!

– Matt Johns, Year 5 Teacher