Grade: Elementary
Subject: Mathematics

#540. birthday cake fractions

Mathematics, level: Elementary
Posted Mon Jul 27 00:12:48 PDT 1998 by Miss Jen (
Berkeley, USA
Materials Required: colored paper, glue
Activity Time: 30 minutes
Concepts Taught: fractions

Distribute multi-colored strips of paper (1" x 3"). Have students arrange the colored strips of paper onto another paper to look like a rectangular rainbow birthday cake. They can glue it into place and decorate the cake with candles. Below they write the fraction of each color in their cake. Example: My cake is 1/6 orange, 3/6 blue and 2/6 red.