Mrs. Berkley’s third grade class has won a class pizza party because they have sold the most candy in the Decatur Elementary School. The students are excited about having a pizza party because they can choose their favorite pizza toppings. But there is just one problem. Mrs. Berkley does not think that she has enough pizza to feed all sixteen of her students. Mrs. Berkley has to decide how she will divide the pizza into equal parts so that all sixteen of her students get a fair share of the pizza. As the story continues, the students in Mrs. Berkley’s class learn how a whole shape can be divided into equal halves, fourths, eighths and sixteenths.
The book is an easy reader for children between the ages of 7 to 10 years old. “Get ready! It’s a Pizza Party with pizza fractions!” introduces and reinforces basic fraction concepts. The story can also be used to review the concept of adding and subtracting whole numbers as well. Children will understand that fractions are equal parts of a whole by seeing different ways that a pizza can be divided into equal portions. The story can also be tied into a social studies lesson on the origin of pizza and the responsibility of sharing in a community. In the story, Mrs. Berkley emphasizes the idea of a fair share. “Get ready! It’s a Pizza Party with pizza fractions!” is a great story that teaches children the importance of sharing things even if it means cutting things into smaller pieces and receiving less of something.
I am devoted mother of two and was born and raised in Brooklyn New York. After receiving a Masters of Art in Criminal Justice in 2007, I later realized that my real passion is to teach and help others to learn. In 2010 I decided to change career paths. Today, I am currently enrolled in the Childhood Education program at Brooklyn College where I plan to receive my Masters in Childhood Education and begin my teaching career.
One of the best things about being a mother is spending lots of time with my children and doing things that they love most. I spend most of my free time with my children reading to them their favorite stories. I have always loved reading children’s books and writing for children is something that I have always wanted to do. I was really enthusiastic about writing the story “Get ready! It’s a Pizza Party with pizza fractions!” Being a mother of a school-age child, I know how difficult it can be for children to grasp difficult math concepts. “Get ready! It’s a Pizza Party with pizza fractions!” is a story that inspires children to want to learn and understand the concepts of fractions, addition and subtraction in a fun way.