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Are you teaching fractions right now with your kids? We did a really fun edible math project last week. The kids (& I) enjoyed it! We made fraction cookies to practice circle fractions. We used the cookies to practice different ways to make a whole.
To make our Fraction Cookies we used a yummy sugar cookie recipe. (Since I am a little nutty, I chose a healthy recipe from one of my favorite cooking blogs the Minimalist Baker.) However, you can use whatever one you and your family love best.
We rolled out the dough and cut them all into circles. I used a bowl to cut them. I used a medium sized bowl so the cookies were bigger than usual. This makes them big enough to cut into sections.
Then I cut the circles into different fraction parts before baking: 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/5, 1/6, 1/8 and, of course, a whole.
Once the cookies were finished baking and cooled, We put them onto paper plates and labeled which fraction they represented.
Then I had the kids try to make a whole in a few different ways using different parts of the cookies. They liked experimenting with this.
Of course, what good is a sugar cookie without frosting & sprinkles?! 😉 Or so my kids think.
Want to extend the learning a little more? Check out some of these great games and books to learn more about fractions.
Fun Fraction Learning Resources:
If You Were a Fraction by Trisha Speed Shaskan
Full House: An Invitation to Fractions by Dayle Ann Dodds
Fraction Action by Loreen Leedy
Fraction Fun by David Adler
Apple Fractions by Jerry Pallotta
Hershey’s Chocolate Bar Fractions Book by Jerry Pallotta
Want more learning ideas for having fun with Math or Fractions?
Check out my post on 100+ Edible Education Projects.
Also, see my fraction game post Roll a Whole!
Also visit: Fun Ways to Teach Fractions to Kids