Pizza Math

pizza math I bought this Pizza Math game on sale at Target one day because I thought B would like to pretend to make pizzas. However, when I opened it up I realized what an incredible learning opportunity I had just purchased. Let me just say I’m not blogging about this because I think you should run out and buy one, I think you could MAKE YOUR OWN!

~The game contains 6 pieces of 8 different toppings (so 48 slices total). This is the part where you can DIY. Trace 8 circles on cardstock and divide the circle into 6 pieces. Cut and decorate.

For the following games, each player draws 6 pieces to start. Then, take turns drawing and discarding until they have the pizza they need.

The Works: The first person to make a pizza with “the works” (each slice with a different topping) wins.
Half & Half: The first person to build a pizza with half of one topping and half of another wins.
Make 10: The first person to make a pizza with toppings that add up to 10 wins.
The Six Mix: The first person to make a pizza with toppings in order from 1 to 6 wins (first pieces has 1 topping, second has 2, etc.).

So far I’ve been using this game with B (2 1/2 yrs.) in a different way. As he ‘s creating pizzas I say things like “Can you make a pizza with half cheese and half pepperoni?” or “How many toppings do you have on your pizza? Can you count them?” or “Can you make a pizza without onion?”. He is playing AND being exposed to math concepts and vocabulary.

Comments

  1. says

    I picked up the farm version of this game at target a few weeks ago–on the clearance aisle–didn’t see the pizza one! But, it’s exactly the same except instead of toppings on pizza, there are animals in a pen. 1 horse, 2 pigs, etc. We practice counting the animals, but I like the idea of making a pizza with half cheese, half pepperoni…I might be making this OR use what we have to make goat and cow pizza…

  2. says

    I really should sit and make this sometime. My kids would love it. Maybe make it out of felt, so the pieces would somewhat stick together.

  3. says

    My five year old would love this! I made pizza last year with my first grader to teach fractions. We had a blast cooking and learning math at the same time.

    Jen
    Creative and Curious Kids

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