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Fractions: Cutting a Cake

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Summary

A numbers and algebra class can learn how to divide a cake into 12 equal pieces using only four cuts, with this short lesson-starting classroom resource for Key Stage 3 maths.

This light-hearted video shows fractions in a practical setting for secondary pupils.

The most obvious way of dividing the cake would only create eight pieces but, by using a little cunning, presenter Isaac Anoom shows how to make one cake stretch further.

Published : Jan 2010

01 mins

Series

Secondary Lesson Starters

Roles

Secondary Pupil

Subjects

Secondary Maths

Number and algebra

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