#34 Math Minute: Pizza Math


Where is your favorite place to eat pizza?  My Top 3 are Sortinos, Mama’s Pizza, and Papa Johns.  Of course whenever we eat pizza as a family, we have to make up some math problems!  Explore some “pizza math” by completing the activities below. 

How can you spend your Math Minutes?

  1. Calculate the area, circumference, and price per square inch of the next pizza you order.  Make a display of the math/calculations.  Compare it to a pizza from another location.
  2. Watch the videos at: https://youtu.be/WdmlODxZm1w and  http://www.popularmechanics.com/science/a22162/pizza-math/ and post a comment about something new you learned.
  3. Play Tony Fraction’s Pizza Shop at: http://mrnussbaum.com/tonyfraction/
  4. Read about how to cut a better slice of pizza with math at:  http://www.popsci.com/cut-better-slice-pizza-with-math and post a comment about something new you learned.
  5. Play Pizza Fractions at: http://math.rice.edu/~lanius/fractions/
Have a yummy time exploring pizza math!

3 thoughts on “#34 Math Minute: Pizza Math

  1. Haddley and Worsley discovered a way to slice curvy pieces with nearly an infinite number of sides (as long as it’s an odd number of sides)

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