We started off Maths Week with a story book! After reading The Lion’s Share by Matthew McElligott, we represented the portion of the cake shared between each of the animals.
Once we had discussed the book, the children were given a grid which showed the whole cake that was given to the animals by the Lion. Using 9 different colours, the children showed different representations of how much cake each of the animals received! We thought carefully about how we could show these representations and the fractional value received by each animal.
We have to be very careful when halving the cake… it was trickier than it looked!