Engage your students in understanding and identifying parts of a whole in tape diagrams, sets, on the number line and in word problems through "ordering" and assembling pizzas! This activity is friendly for the whole class, rigorous, and a great hands-on way to assess your students' readiness to advance to more complex fractional concepts.
- 5 sets of dice with rigorous fraction identification (1 set of number lines, 1 set of tape diagrams, 1 set of fraction ID, 1 set of fractions in a set, 1 set of word problems)
- Pizza Template
- Pizza Toppings (Pineapple, Olives, Peppers and Pepperoni)
- Partitioned Tape Diagram Scaffold
- Order Form
YOU WILL ALSO NEED:
- Red color for the sauce
- Yellow masking tape, or another material of your choice to represent cheese
This activity was designed to incorporate questions similar to those students will see on standardized testing, which are not all about pizza. They've been based directly from published test questions. This is not a lesson solely about pizzas, but rather engages students in answering and being assessed on fraction identification and test like word problems with the final step being making a pizza. Students will use the answers on the die to fill out their order forms. Next, they use their order form to identify the fractional parts of each topping while assembling their pizzas.