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NUMBER & ALGEBRA – FRACTIONS – Pizza Slices Challenge 3456

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Yesterday Duffy and I had lunch at our local cafe and were surprised to see that our pizza had been cut in quite an unusual way. Here it is as Pizza Slices Challenge for your low block Grades 3 and 4 students, or for Grades 5 and 6 to tackle as well.

We have left it as quite an open challenge so that your students can solve it using a variety of strategies. It would be best if they worked with a partner so that they can discuss and explain their thinking. But we know you prefer to see at least one sample solution, so we have included that also in quite a lot of details as the concepts are not always easy to understand instantly.

Keep on the lookout for other real-life maths problems. They are all around you!