Review fractions with your child with this fun food activity.

What you’ll need:

  • A book about fractions
  • A pizza or tortilla
  • A knife to cut the food (optional)
  • Food toppings (optional)

Here’s how to do it

Read a book about fractions such as Eating Fractions by Bruce Mcmillan, Ed Emberley’s Picture Pie: A Circle Drawing Book by Ed Emberley, Fraction Action by Loreen Leedy, Give Me Half by Stuart J. Murphy or Hershey’s Fractions by Jerry Pallotta.

Then take a tortilla or pizza and have your child show you one-quarter, one-half and three-quarters either by breaking it apart or cutting or decorating the food with toppings. For example, you could have your child add pizza sauce to one-quarter, then half, then three-quarters, then the whole pizza. Then add fractional amounts of cheese and other toppings.