Fraction Pie with Paper and Scissors

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.

Making a fraction pie
Making a fraction pie

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.

Using the fraction pie to learn fractions
Using the fraction pie to learn fractions

We made an online interactive version of this great fraction manipulative. Check out the Fraction Wheel App here.

Fraction Wheel App

More Fraction Resources

For more fraction resources, refer to our main fractions page.

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