Fractions and Pizza

Learning Target OR Standards & Connections
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.3.B – Recognize and generate simple equivalent fractions, e.g., 1/2 = 2/4, 4/6 = 2/3. Explain why the fractions are equivalent, e.g., by using a visual fraction model.
  • CCSS.MATH.CONTENT.3.NF.A.3.A – Understand two fractions as equivalent (equal) if they are the same size, or the same point on a number line.
Essential Outcome(s) Level(s)
Students will…

  • will evaluate and compare equivalent fractions. The learners will use a visual representation to demonstrate the tangible meaning of fractions.
  1. Launch and click on the Groove Pizza link, then the Groove Pizza app.This is a tool for creating grooves using shapes, angles, and patterns.
  2. Click the “Specials” circle and then scroll down to click on the “Rock You” circle.
  3. The groove has one “pizza” with the rhythm pattern to We Will Rock You.
  4. As a group, change the drums, shapes, speed, angles, etc. – discuss the differences.
  5. Have students try it themselves.
  6. Once, they are happy with their mathematical beat, lead them to the button that says “Continue in Soundtrap”. 
  7. Allow them to be creative with the editing options within Soundtrap.
  8. Reflect, revise, share and celebrate via social media and/or your school/class website. 
Extended Learning
  1. Share the project, using the Collaboration feature, with the parents and/or other classmates. Encourage them to give & receive constructive feedback.


The author of this is Meredith Allen. Prior to joining the Soundtrap team, Meredith served as an Instructional Technology Consultant at Prairie Lakes Area Education Agency in Iowa.  Preceding her consulting, Meredith taught instrumental music, K-7 technology and facilitated a district’s Virtual Reality Education Pathfinders program. She also served on their District Leadership Team, served as the district’s Technology Integrationist, and assisted with implementation of the district’s 1:1 computing initiative.Meredith has a Master’s of Science in Technology for Education and Training and participated in the 2016 Iowa cohort of the national Teacher Leadership Initiative.

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