
We found that if all the children share the pizza, they would receive 1/7
of the pizza. But that was when we cut the pizza into seven
pieces and each child got
one.


What if we cut the pizza so that each child would get two pieces? What fraction of the whole pizza would each child receive then?

Let's Explore


Look at the blue box again.
Remember that we divided it into 4 equal parts.
This time, let's divide it into 16 (4 X 4) equal parts.
Last time, we colored one of the parts red.
This time, let's color
four
of the parts red.
Now let's write the fractions.
1
4 
= 
4
16 
= 
red part
total number of parts 

Something for You to Do


Directions: In the figures below, how many parts would you have to color red to give you 1/2 of the box? Click on the correct answer.
1.
(a. 3)
(b. 2)
(c. 5)
(d. 7)
(e. 4)
2.
(a. 3)
(b. 2)
(c. 5)
(d. 7)
(e. 4)
3.
(a. 3)
(b. 2)
(c. 5)
(d. 7)
(e. 4)
4.
(a. 3)
(b. 2)
(c. 5)
(d. 7)
(e. 4)
5.
(a. 3)
(b. 2)
(c. 5)
(d. 7)
(e. 4)
If they cut the pizza into 14 pieces, and 7 children share it equally, how many pieces will each child get? What fraction of the pizza will each child get?