#22: A Mile of Pizza

Spark your math thinking!

1. Set up your math mini spark recording page: #22:A Mile of Pizza

2. May 19, 2016:  Along the seafront of Naples in Italy, 100 chefs collaborated to create a 1,853.88 metres (6082.2 feet / 1.15 miles) long Neapolitan, which Guinness World Records confirmed is officially the Longest pizza ever made. This record was broken the following year in California.

3. Read this article to find out about all the “numbers” associated with creating the mile-long pizza in Italy!  Many of the measurements in the article are given in metric units.  Use an online conversion calculator to change any of the measurements from metric to customary. Record these on your recording page.

4. Instead of looking at a mile of pizza , let’s watch a video about a mile of Pi. One your recording page write about what challenges the the researchers faced while doing this project.

5. If you could choose to make a “mile” of your favorite food, what would it be?  What ingredients would need?  What special tools would you need to have on hand?  Write a few paragraphs about your “mile of food” and include an illustration. If you would rather write a story about your mile of food, that is great!

6. Read about other food-related world records.

7. Share your math mini spark recording page with your teacher/EY coordinator.

4 thoughts on “#22: A Mile of Pizza”

1. Hilary .S 4th Westbrook says:

I would love to make a mile long piece of my favorite food

2. Dominic V, Oakdale, 6th grade says:

2,000 kgs of tomatoes 2,000kgs of cheese, 200 liters of olive oil

3. Sawyer says:

If I could have a mile long piece of food it would be my moms chicken enchiladas.

4. Brianna says:

I never new that the largest ice cream cone is 3.08 meters tall!