Pizza fractions is such a fun way to learn
The wonderful thing about learning fractions with pizza is that it’s yummy and fun. We chose to add in a kids entrepreneur book and project to create our own pizzeria.
This project offers hands on math, business planning and project development into the learning experience.
This post will share the books & printables (including a free one) that I used to do this fun kids project.
This is how we learned pizza fractions by creating a pizzeria
First we started with a fun kids entrepreneur book called ‘Create your Own Pizzeria‘ . It focuses on creating a name, logo and restaurant design. Then we added in some extra fun by painting a large cardboard box to turn it into a pizza brick oven.
We also read through Peg + Cats Pizza Problem and did some pizza fraction worksheets. There’s also a Peg + Cat online free pizza game that’s fun from PBS kids.
Free Pizza Fraction Printables
Here are the free fraction printables that we used. I also created a free menu for your kids to use
- Learning House Pizza Fractions
- The Inspiration Edit has a fun colorful pizza topping fraction creation
- Peg + Cat activities and teacher guide from Teacher Vision
Free Restaurant ordering sheets & pizza topping ideas from me
—>FREE Pizza order form printable
Kids pizza game + pizzeria business
As you continue through the ‘Create your Own Pizzeria book there’s lots more to do! They discuss creating your menu, how to organize your staff and manager, having a pizza chef, creating a budget and figuring out pizza selling prices. This book also includes lots of pages to cut out and create outfits or pizza toppings.
My kids enjoyed taking turns with different roles, from owners to servers. We used the Melissa and Doug wooden pizza set to re-enforce ordering and fractions. We would say ‘put peppers on a quarter of the pizza’ or ‘pepperoni on half’.
All in all, this was a super fun project to do with the kids.
We (of course) also made pizza afterwards and tried different topping combinations to create our pizza menu.
Have you learned fractions in other fun ways?
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