Pizza Math

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!
pizza math

How to Make the Pizza:


  • 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.
pizza math
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

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  • Reply Jen

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


    February 17, 2012 at 3:56 pm
  • Reply Tracey

    This is such a cute idea!

    February 17, 2012 at 6:13 pm
  • Reply KarenMonasingh

    Thank you! This is Awesome…

    February 17, 2012 at 7:05 pm
  • Reply LaVonne @ Long Wait

    Thank 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
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