How Many Ways Can You Cut a Pie?

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.

Genre: fiction

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


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