How can you cut a doughnut into 8 equal pieces with only three cuts
of a knife?
The large rectangle is divided into a series of smaller
quadrilaterals and triangles. Can you untangle what fractional part
is represented by each of the ten numbered shapes?
Annie cut this numbered cake into 3 pieces with 3 cuts so that the
numbers on each piece added to the same total. Where were the cuts
and what fraction of the whole cake was each piece?
This is a game you can play on your own or with friends. You
must imagine you are having a party!
You have put 1 chocolate bar on one chair, 2 bars on another chair
and 3 chocolate bars on a third chair.
Each person takes it in turns to stand behind the chair where they
will get the most chocolate if it is shared out straight away.
Which chair will this be?
Can you work out what fraction of a bar of chocolate each person
You might also like to look at the investigation Chocolate.
This game is based on an old favourite which we were reminded of
in an article by Peter Critchley in TES Mathematics Curriculum
Special, Spring 2002.