By: Deborah Pace Rowley
Once everyone has created their masterpiece, bake the pizzas. I like to bake our pizzas at 500 degrees for about 7 to 10 minutes. It is super quick and gives them a wonderful hearth-baked taste. Now the fun begins. Give each person a card with a number on it such as 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8. This is the denominator of the fraction. This is the number of pieces that they get to cut their personal pizza into.
When all the pizzas have been cut up, give everyone a second number such as 1, 2, 3, or 4. This is the numerator. This is how many pieces of pizza they get to have. Let each person create their fraction by putting the numerator above the denominator and then taking that number of pieces. For example if you cut your pizza into 4 pieces and you get 3 pieces of it, the fraction should read 3 over 4.
Once everyone has eaten their first fraction, return to the counter and relabel the pizzas. Now what fraction of the pizzas are left? In our example above Mom ate 3/4 of her pizza so 1/4 of Mom's pizza is left. Let the family continue to choose pieces of pizza and rename the fractions until all the pieces are gone or everyone is stuffed, whichever comes first!!