Recognizing a golden opportunity for her fourth graders, Harmien Dionne presented this problem to her class at John Caldwell School in the officially bilingual town of Grand Falls/Grand-Sault, New Brunswick, Canada. The end of the school year was approaching, and they were planning a pizza party of their own. At the same time, she and her students were working on fractions in math class. This seemed like an ideal time to bring pizza and fractions together.

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Edited by Julie S. Long, julie.long@ualberta.ca, Department of Elementary Education, 551 Education South, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada T6G 2G5. Each month the solutions section of “problem solvers” discusses classroom results of using problems presented in previous issues of TCM. See detailed submission guidelines at www.nctm.org/tcmdepartments.

(Corresponding author is Long julie.long@ualberta.ca)
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