One way to make math fun is by using hands on materials. This pizza math game is perfect for counting, adding and subtracting, or learning fractions!

**How to Make the Pizza:**

**Materials:**

A cardboard circle from a frozen pizza

Glue gun

Colored Construction paper

Using a ruler, I divided the circle into eight equal parts. Next, I glued the colored paper and then cut out small toppings.

Now for the fun! There are so many things that you can do with this fun manipulative.

**For Little Ones**

Count the pizzas slices- 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

Add slices- 1 + 1 = 2

Beginning subtraction- Mommy ate one piece of pizza, how many are left?

Pretend play- pizza shop

P is for pizza!

**For K-4 Learners:**

Beginning fractions- show 1/2, 1/4, etc.

Equivalent fractions- 1/2 is the same as 2/4 of the pizza or 4/8 of the pizza.

Adding fractions- 1/2 + 1/2 = 2/2 or 1 whole pizza or 1/8 + 1/8 = 2/8 (show using manipulative)

Roll a fraction- (put fractions on a cube) and race for the most slices of pizza

Story problems- Sally ate 2/8 of the pizza and Bill ate 1/4- How much is left? Kids can have fun creating their own problems as well!

Play pizza shop- Set up a small store, sell slices, make change.

After playing pizza math, reward your math whiz with a slice of real PIZZA!

*Written by Jen*

## 4 Comments

Thank you, Nicole for having me over at Activity Mom! I hope your readers enjoy the post. 🙂

Jen

February 17, 2012 at 3:56 pmThis is such a cute idea!

February 17, 2012 at 6:13 pmThank you! This is Awesome…

February 17, 2012 at 7:05 pmThank you. This is so great and easy. We just started K4 and I am definitely pinning this one to my Homeschool board on Pinterest.

Happy Week!

February 20, 2012 at 12:32 am