Skip to content # Piece of Cake; Delectable Fractions and Decimals

## Activity Guide

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Danforth-Clayson, Heather. (2020). Piece of Cake. In S. Bowen (Ed.), Math Circle Activity Database. American Institute of Mathematics. https://mathcircles.org/activity/piece-of-cake

Contributor(s): Heather Danforth-Clayson

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- Activity Description
- Topics Covered
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- Mathematical Practices

While exploring the relationship between fractions and decimals, participants will have the opportunity to practice operations with fractions, notice and explain patterns, review understandings of place value and number sense, and justify their reasoning.
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