Pie-less cultures and fraction learning?
August 25, 2012 7:47 PM Subscribe
Are there cultures that don't have pie and/or how did you learn about fractions?
posted by long to Food & Drink (22 answers total) 5 users marked this as a favorite
(posted to food & drink as opposed to education because i'm more interested in direct answers to the pie culture question, though i'd settle for anything)
I'm interested in the fact that a canonical example for teaching fractions is the number of slices in a pie.
This makes me wonder if there are cultures that don't really have pie. If these cultures exist, and if/when kids learn about fractions in these cultures, what are the concrete examples they are given?
Alternately, if you learned about fractions from some non-pie example - could you share that example?