FoodPrints Curriculum

Fractions and Fairness


Conservation & Social Justice

Standards Alignment:

Common Core Math

Common Core ELA

Grade Level:

1st Grade


Winter / February


The purpose of this lesson is for students to practice partitioning and creating equal parts through real-world applications in the kitchen and garden. In the garden, students will prepare raised beds for planting by dividing them into equal parts. In the kitchen, they will work on creating equal parts from fruits and vegetables of different sizes for sharing. They will explore the terms fair and equal and consider if equal is always fair.

Big Idea

Sometimes what is equal is not fair.

Guiding Questions

What does it mean to be fair and equal?

Is equal always fair?