Pizza Fractions Project!

I wanted to share a fun project my kiddos did.  We had been working on fractions and I wanted to come up with a little fun that would reinforce some of what they learned as well as let them have some fun being creative.  WARNING.....LOTS of pictures ahead....they all were so unique and creative, I had to share them all:)
Directions Google Doc HERE
We were fortunate enough to have a local pizza place donate enough boxes so each of my kids could have one.  This is the first time I have done this project.....I'm sure next time I will add to it but for a first time, I am pleased with it and THRILLED with how they turned out.
 
I typed up an instruction sheet for the kids to follow.  Basically, they were supposed to represent 5 different fractions using different toppings.  They had to include a "key" explaining their fractions.  For each of the 5 fractions they had to write 2 equivalent fractions.  They also had to write 2 word problems to go with their pizza:)

 
Some of them put their word problems on a different sheet or on the bottom:)  I absolutely LOVE how different each project is....some drew theirs, some used construction paper, some used playdoh, buttons, all kinds of creative ideas flowing:)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
I'm so proud of my kids and I know they are proud of their projects!  It was fun to see them bring them in every morning and everyone would gather around to take a peek:)  We were also excited because we got to display them in our Science Fair.  I know they aren't Science BUT I felt like they all had put too much work into them for just me to see them.  We got to set up a table to display them so others could enjoy their hard work.

 

Hope this is something you can use in your classroom as you explore and learn about fractions!
Have a blessed day all!

83 comments

  1. Looks great! I've had mine make pizzas before, but never to this extent. Great job!

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  2. Would you be willing to share your instruction sheet? I would love to do this with my math skills (RTI) class but don't have a lot of planning time to devote to it.

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  3. Tara!! This is amazing! Fantastic idea! I bet your kids had a blast!

    Tina
    Crofts' Classroom

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  4. I like this and I think it would be cool to do next school year. Fractions have kicked mine in the butt this year. Any way you would be interested in sharing with us, your rubic and sheet of directions?

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  5. I would also like a copy of your instructions. It looks like a great authentic assignment!
    Emily
    scheinbere@hotmail.com

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  6. I'd also like to see the instruction sheet! I would love to start this tomorrow!

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  7. GREAT idea! Good thing they could donate! It's amazing how pizza can make a difficult concept to learn initially fun! Seemed to be the only way my students understood that the bigger the denominator the smaller the piece, especially with the numerator as 1.

    Fishing for Education Blog

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  8. Love this project! Looks like a ton of fun!

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  9. I think my students would enjoy this too! Would love to see directions.

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  10. Thank you so much for including the instruction sheet! Would you also be willing to share the grading rubric you use? :)

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  11. Hello there!
    I came over from the Teach Junkie linkie! This is just an amazing project, I love all your pictures!
    Have a great week,
    Fern
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  12. Tara! Thank you for sharing your instructions! May I use them in my classroom to do this project?

    Tina
    Crofts' Classroom

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  13. You are so creative! I love this idea! Yours was the first blog I started following when I moved to upper grades. Thank for inspiring other teachers with your great ideas!!!! I can always visit your blog and come away with great ideas.

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  14. Mathematics is, most definitely, a science!

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  15. I would LOVE a copy of your instruction sheet! Tiffstrong707@gmail.com Thank you so much!

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  16. What a fantastic project!! I'd love a copy of the resources for this project too. shannonmbrace@gmail.com


    Thanks!! :)

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  17. Would you mind sharing your student instruction sheet with me too? Blantoh@gmail.com

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  18. would love a copy of the resources!
    Thank you!
    p.lester@k12.wv.us

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  19. I would also like an instruction sheet, please :)

    Thanks!
    agarmane@zr188.org

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  20. I would love a copy of this! Please?!
    Thank you,
    jenniferann2603@yahoo.com

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  22. Can I have the instruction sheet as well?

    mkennedy@usd271.com

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  23. Love this idea!! The students will have a lot of fun making these pizzas!!

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  24. Could I get a copy of your rubric, please? Thanks! alee@spsd.k12.ms.us

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  26. May I get a copy of instructions and rubric as well. Christichaka@ymail.com. Can't wait to do it with my students

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  27. I love this! May I please have a copy of your instruction sheet and rubric? kmarsh@k12.wv.us

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  28. Love this! May I please get a copy of the rubric? I saw the instruction sheet was posted. cnhbtc@gmail.com

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  29. She has the directions sheets on Google Docs, she mentions it at the beginning, however, yes, if there is a rubric or some kind of grading sheet you went by that would be great! Looks like many of us on here would like that...terrific project! Starting fractions tomorrow... Cannot wait! Thank you!

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  31. What a fantastic idea for making a connection to fractions for your students! I am so excited to use this in my classroom. This is a great example of making fractions relevant to the students immediately. I love that you put the pizzas in actual pizza boxes to drive home the relevancy even more. I tried to use something similar in the past with pies. The students create their own 8 piece pie and what flavor they want to make. Then they take pieces and share them with other students in the class. At the end, the students have to write down what fractions of different flavors they now have in their pie. This also shows the kids that the fractions of different flavors add up to be 8/8 or 1 whole. I can now do the same thing, but with Pizzas! Thanks so much for the post!

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  32. This is a helpful, and well done fraction resource. Just a heads up, you made my list of the top fraction resources shared on the web. You can see the post here.
    http://www.moomoomathblog.com/2016/01/what-can-we-learn-from-most-socially.html
    Cheers,
    Donna

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  33. Cool idea! May I get a copy of instructions and rubric as well. badtzzmaruu@gmail.com

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  34. Could I have a copy of the instruction sheet as well?? LoVE IT!
    koelpise@mlc-wels.edu

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  35. Hi there! This is my first year teaching math, and we have just begun fractions. I think I could really make this happen in my own classroom. Are you willing to share, yet again, your instructions and rubric? Thank you for being a true example of going the extra mile for your students! Email wantachooch@gmail.com!

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    1. The instruction sheet is a free download at my TPT shop:)

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    2. Thank you, Tara! This is truly a really awesome project! I appreciate you sharing the instruction sheet with all of us.

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  36. Great! I would love to receive your instruction sheet. I'll translate it into Dutch :-) Thanks a lot!
    emmy@goudswaard.nl

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  37. Great! I would love to receive your instruction sheet. I'll translate it into Dutch :-) Thanks a lot!
    emmy@goudswaard.nl

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    1. The instruction sheet is on at TPT shop:)

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  38. Great idea!I would love to make my 2nd graders experience this wonderful project.Could i please get the instruction sheet and rubaric.Thanks alot.
    rehanakasi20@gmail.com

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  39. This is great. Would you svare the instruction, please☺ Randi.sandness@hotmail.com.

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  40. This is great. Would you svare the instruction, please☺ Randi.sandness@hotmail.com.

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    1. The instruction sheet is a free download at my TPT shop:)

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  42. what about the rubric please please please :-)

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  43. this is wonderful. you are awesome! Could I have a copy of the rubric you used? kristenweh@gmail.com :)

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  45. Would you be willing to share your rubric?

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  46. Would you be willing to share your rubric?

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  47. Can I get a copy of your rubric?

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  49. That is a great game. Thank you for sharing. Check "Froggy Fractions" card game for more games on fractions. http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MDK9X6C

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  50. I immediately printed your directions because this project is fabulous! Are you also sharing the rubric? Please!?! jennyb24@me.com

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  52. Can I please have a copy of the rubric? jonesamylord@aol.com

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  53. Thank you so much for sharing this amazing project! I did it with my second graders, and we had a blast making ads, logos, designing our boxes and getting so creative with our pizzas! Thanks a million!

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  55. Hi,
    I would also love a copy of your instruction sheet! This is such an amazing project and would love to start this with my class tomorrow :)
    Thanks for your amazing work!
    aundreabulfon@gmail.com

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  56. This is absolutely GREAT!!! Thank you for sharing! I am writing up a donation request for pizza boxes right after this! THANK YOU!!!

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  57. Tara how did they make the pizzas big? What kind of paper did you use?

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  60. good job on the pizzas were doing one to

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  61. good job on the pizza were doing on to

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  62. good job on the pizza were doing on to

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  63. I am going to totally try this with my 6th graders. Thanks for the idea!

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  64. Where did you get the pizza boxes?

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  65. Hi! This is such a great idea! Would you mind emailing me your instructions? If it is no problem, thank you so much!

    j.frazer@cavendish.manchester.sch.uk

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  66. I can't wait to do with with my 4th graders. Could you share your instruction sheet please? boyu4512@isd194.org

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  67. I did this with my 5th grade special education group of 10 and they really liked it! I had to modify it for their needs and they did it as partners. It was really nice for them because they had a chance to be creative in the resource room where normally they don't get that chance.

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  68. If you would be willing, I'd love your instructional sheets and grading rubric! I would love to do this project soon! My email address is ericaervin@outlook.com

    Wonderful project!

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  69. May I have a copy of your instructional sheet and grading rubric?
    Sherrellarollins@gmail.com

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  70. I LOVE this project and I can't wait to do a version with my 3rd graders! I am using it for a culminating project for a unit I am doing. I shared your idea with my principal and she loves it too. I was wondering if you'd be willing to share your rubric with me. I would greatly appreciate it. kaa9977@aol.com Thank you so much!

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  71. I would love to do this with my 5th graders! I've been looking for a PBA type project for fractions and this is perfect for them to work on while doing guided math! Could you send me a rubric so I can have a better idea of how you set this up?

    smh21183@gmail.com

    Thanks!

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  72. I was wondering if you'd be willing to share your rubric with me. I would greatly appreciate it: s.eichelmann@lvacademy.org Thank you so much!

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  73. I would love to have your rubric if you'd be willing to share it with me. I would greatly appreciate it! Thank you!
    jimandrachel05@live.com

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