Pizza Fractions

The following assignment is just a quick, and hopefully fun, task to help students comprehend fractions.  They would probably say they painted in art class today if you were to ask them, and that’s ok, hopefully some would remember the fractions aspect of the session.

pizza fractions and background 002Here you can see the upshot of the lesson.  Three toppings and each topping broken into their proper fractional expression.

pizza fractions and background 008She’s not done yet, but she’s doing a great job.

pizza fractions and background 003I love the nice painterly approach of this piece.  A real light and not heavily reworked watercolor.  Not easy to do.  The picture does not do it justice.

pizza fractions and background 009Signed, dated, properly done, and all in 30 minutes! She did great!

pizza fractions and background 012They have the totals written down and the fractions all written properly, looks great!

pizza fractions and background 010This one has bacon!

pizza fractions and background 030A nice action shot, another light painterly approach.  I try to encourage this sort of thing, but it’s hard for the students not to want to go back in to a watercolor and work it some more.

pizza fractions and background 040This pizza is dripping with sauce.

pizza fractions and background 038

pizza fractions and background 039

I was in awe of the fact that from the 2nd grade on up the fractions concept was understood by well over half the students on the first presentation of the lesson. Another beautiful job painting in 30 minutes.

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