The goal I had set for EZ as Pie, Fraction Action was for it to be fun and educational. I chose to do a math game because my eldest son, Omar, who is 10 years old and in 5th grade, had a tough time understanding fractions. He is currently working on fractions in school and had a difficult time memorizing the percentage equivalent of fractions. By creating a game where he can visualize the pie representing fractions would help him to understand the concepts.
I drew a picture of a pie onto cardboard paper, colored it and then cut it into eight pieces. I then made a wheel that had different fractions on them. I attached the wheel onto the upper left side of a poster board, connected to the gear part of a motor which was attached to the back of the cardboard. The motor was connected to a battery pack and an on/off switch in a series circuit formation. I drew the title of the game on construction paper in bubble letters, cut them out and glued it to the top center of the poster board. I then cut out circle shapes and cut pieces out and glued it to decorate my poster board. I also wrote fractions and percents all over the board. On the upper right side, I attached a print out of the rules of the game. On the bottom of the poster board I attached a shoe box cover, which I glued constructions paper onto for decoration. Then I glued eight small cups onto the board with percents on them.
Creating this game was fun, I love gluing, cutting, coloring…pretty much anything that involves art!