Food mixed with math! Mmmm hmmmm!
Students enter a scenario in which they and a friend are ordering a pizza and have three options: two round pizzas with different radii, and a rectangular pizza. One pizza-eater wants the most crust; the other just wants the biggest pizza! Students must apply the formulas for area (for rectangles and circles), perimeter, and circumference to make a choice about who would order which pizza!
They will demonstrate understanding of which part of the pizza is represented by the area and which by the perimeter or circumference! They will make use of the appropriate formulas and see an example of them in the real world!