Have a Slice of Fraction Pie

Teaching your little one about fractions is easy as pie! Sorry… so cliché, but I couldn’t resist. Actually, I’ve never really understood that “easy as pie” expression because I’ve actually tried making pie crust from scratch and it is NOT easy!

Back to fractions, I actually had one of these Felt Fraction Pies when I was a kid. My Mom (a former kindergarten teacher) made it for us to play with. Mostly we’d use it to play make believe in our pretend kitchen, but it was a great introduction to the concept of fractions.

DIY Fraction Pie Puzzle Tutorial

I owe a big thank you to my sister Heather — she is a total Supermom. Heather recently re-created a Felt Fraction Pie for her teaching math to her kids, and she made this tutorial for us to share on the blog.

Felt Fraction Pie Ingredients:

:: Pie tin or round cake pan
:: Three pieces of felt, each a different color
:: Scissors
:: Straight Edge
:: Permanent Marker

1. Place your chosen pan on your first piece of felt (ours was pink) and trace a circle using the pan as a guide.

2. Cut out the circle along inside of the traced marker line.

3. Using a straight edge create a line that divides your pink circle in half. Write the labels “Half” and “1/2″ on both sides of the pink pie.

4. Repeat steps 1-3 for the remaining two felt pieces, only divide the second piece into quarters and the third piece leave whole.

5. Cut apart the half and quarter so you have pie “slices.”

Now your little one is ready to make some Fraction Pie. Enjoy!


About Bettijo

Bettijo is a co-founder and designer here at Paging Supermom. More importantly, she is a mother of four -- three girls and a boy. During quieter moments, she enjoys art, retro-modern design, photography and making new things. In 2003 Bettijo founded an organic bath and spa products brand, Bath By Bettijo, which has been regularly featured in national magazines including Real Simple, Martha Stewart Living, Whole Living, O, EveryDay with Rachel Ray, Health, Lucky, Shape and more.

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6 Responses to Have a Slice of Fraction Pie
  1. Stephanie says:

    It was so fun hanging out with you girls this weekend! I love late-night girl chats! We need to keep in touch and collaborate on something soon- locally or virtually! :) Have a great week…

  2. Hi! Just wanted to let you know I included one of your Snap! photos in this post (with link & credit): http://sheposts.com/content/snap-conference-swag-report

    Yay!

  3. Marie says:

    How great is this craft!!! And I love me some pie!

    It was so fun to chat with you two at SNAP! Yay for crafty conferences bringing us all together!

  4. Hi there, every time i used to check blog posts here
    in the early hours in the dawn, because i like to learn more and more.

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