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A Piece of Cake

Grade 5


No matter how you slice it, students will dig this math challenge. They’ll get “cakes” cut into equal slices and re-divide the slices into a new number of equal portions for friends.

Includes instructions and hands-on materials for a small group of 4 students.

Activity Details

Math skills covered

  • Solve word problems involving division of whole numbers leading to answers in the form of fractions or mixed numbers (5.NF.B.3)

What’s included

Digital resources

  • Teacher Guide for Grade 5
  • Display Slides for Grade 5

Hands-on materials (for 4 students)

  • Pack of student printouts including a variety of paper cakes