The fraction pie is a fun and concrete way of understanding proper fraction, and it is so simple to make! Just have the students cut two identical circles in different colors, cut a slit to the center of each circle, and slot them into each other.
The student can then rotate the circles to form representation of any proper fraction (<1). Not only do students have a concrete way of learning fractions through physical manipulation, it is also easier for them to understand the concept of “parts of a whole”, e.g. 1/4 and 3/4 make one whole.
We made an online interactive version of this great fraction manipulative. Check out the Fraction Wheel App here.
More Fraction Resources
For more fraction resources, refer to our main fractions page.