On my calculator I divided one whole number by another whole number and got the answer 3.125. If the numbers are both under 50, what are they?
Grandma found her pie balanced on the scale with two weights and a
quarter of a pie. So how heavy was each pie?
Katie and Will have some balloons. Will's balloon burst at exactly
the same size as Katie's at the beginning of a puff. How many puffs
had Will done before his balloon burst?
My friends and I love pizza.
This is great because we always know what kind of food to make. There is a small problem. We often end up arguing over how much each person has eaten. We like to be fair and share out the pizzas equally.
Can you help us?
If I had $1$ pizza and wanted to share it equally between $2$ of us, how much pizza would we get each?
Sometimes, we have some pizza left over which we reheat the next day.
If I have $1/2$ a pizza and I want to split it between $2$ of us, what fraction of the whole pizza do we each get?
Look back at what you've done so far. Can you write down how you worked out your answers using numbers and maths symbols?
Can you see any patterns in the numbers that you've used?
Today, each of us would like $1/2$ a pizza. If I have $1$ pizza, how many people can have $1/2$ a pizza?
If I had $2$ pizzas altogether how many people can have $1/2$ a pizza each now?
Can you think of a way to write this using numbers and symbols?
Sometimes, we may be a little hungrier so we'd like $2/3$ of a pizza each.
How many pizzas would I need to buy for $3$ people?
How could you write this using numbers and symbols?