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 your own pizzeria. This offered hands on math, business planning and project development into the learning experience.
This post will share the books & printables (including free ones from me) that I used to do this fun kids project.
This is how we learned pizza fractions
We read a few pages of ‘Create your Own Pizzeria‘ and started with the section on creating a name, logo and restaurant design. Then we painted a large cardboard box and turned it into a pizza oven.
For my grade 4 daughter, we used her Math Lessons for a Living Education adding fractions pages for additional practice.
Free Pizza Fraction Printables
Here are the free fraction printables that we used. I also created a menu one for you.
- 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
Kids pizza game + pizzeria business
We have more of the ‘Create your Own Pizzeria book to do. They discuss creating your menu, how to organize your staff and manager and pizza chef, create a budget and figure out pizza prices. They include 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?