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January 27, 2021 | Kate Streelman
When we returned to school, first graders started looking into halves and fourths! We learned that for something to be cut in half, the halves need to be equal. So we looked at pizzas. Would you be happy with a pizza cut like this:
The answer was a resounding “no way!”
“It’s not equal,” one student explained. “You have to cut it through the dot in the middle!” After cutting and creating our own pizzas, we decided to start a business!
The first graders went into the Half-and-Half Rug business which later expanded into Fourths Rugs!
Students worked on circular, rectangular, and square rugs and cut them into halves and fourths, creating beautiful designs! They even priced their rugs and sold them to classmates.