Bibliographic Information: Moncure, Jane Belk., and Linda Hohag. How Many Ways Can You Cut a Pie? Elgin, IL: Child’s World, 1988. Print.
Brief Annotation: This is a story about a squirrel who wants to enter a pie contest, but after the pie contest her friends would all like a piece of pie. They need to figure out the number of pieces it would take for them all to be able to get one.
Grade Level: K-1
Readers who will like this: Students who enjoy stories about animals and who love pie!
Rating/Response: 3 It is a very easy book to read and it is also very old, but it did a nice job of teaching fractions in a way that would make sense to children.
One question you would ask before a read aloud: Does anyone like pie? Shout out some of your favorite kinds of pie.
Reading Strategy: Mathematics
Rationale for Strategy: This book provides an introduction to fractions by including a story about pie and then illustrating what it would look like if the pie was cut up into different fractions.
Posted by: Breanna Richey