Fractions with Pumpkin Pie

Fractions with pumpkin pie-what a way to learn! Take the pumpkin from the pie, and cook it -following the recipe below- or buy a pumpkin pie (or another kind of pie you prefer) .After the pie has cooled, cut it into 4 equal pieces. Remind them the denominator is down on the bottom- and the numerator is (near) or on the top.( Denominator is how many pieces the pie is cut into, and the numerator is how many pieces you have or have left over.)  So, you would have 4 pieces in your numerator, and 4 pieces in your denominator or 4/4.  Then cut the pie into 8 equal pieces. If you have all 8 pieces, it equals 1 whole pie or 8/8. Take 2 pieces away, and you have 6 out of 8 pieces left or 6/8. Also, 3 out of 4 pieces or 3/4 is the same as 6 out of 8 pieces or 6/8. You can continue cutting the pie, but the pieces will get smaller and smaller. For example, cut the pie into 16 pieces. 3/4 = 6/8 = 12/16 etc. Enjoy.

After scooping out the seeds, cut the medium pumpkin in half.  Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 400 degrees for 45-60 minutes or until it is soft.Then cut the pumpkin away from the rind-(thow rinds away). Use pumpkin in the recipe below.

                               Pumpkin Pie

Have a 9 inch unbaked pie crust ready.

Mix together:

1 cup pie filling,1 egg, 3/4 cup sugar, 1/8 t. salt, 1/2 t. ground cinnamon, 1/4 t. ground cloves, 1 T. cornstarch, 1t. vanilla, 1 1/2 cups milk

Pour in pie shell- sprinkle with nutmeg, and bake at 350 degrees for 45 mins.

Similar recipe taken from Mennonite Country-Style recipes & Kitchen Secrets

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