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One of the most fun ways to learn fractions is with everyone’s favorite food, pizza! This Build a Pizza Fraction Game is so much fun for a beginning fraction lesson for kids.
It’s also a fun one to pull out for pi day! Having a little pizza pie on pi day is always a good thing.
The build a pizza fraction game is one that doesn’t really feel educational because kids just enjoy playing it! Who doesn’t love to design their own pizza?
How to Play the Pizza Fraction Game:
The Build a Pizza Fraction Game can be played alone, in pairs, or in groups racing one another to finish their pizza first.
You will need a regular 6-sided die and a game piece for each player.
The slices of pizza are different fraction amounts. There are 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8 size pieces. Also included, are 8 different types of toppings: tomatoes, red onions, pepperoni, olives, ham, mushrooms, peppers and basil.
The goal of the game is to make a complete pizza with at least one of each topping on the pizza. You build your pizza right in the center of the game board.
Roll the die and move around the game board. You can collect toppings ,but they cannot be put on until you build a complete pizza.
Occasionally you will land on a space where you eat a fraction portion of the pizza which sets you back a little bit.
What the Pizza Fraction Game Teaches:
In this game, kids are learning basic fractions including whole, 1/2, 1/4 and 1/8. They also learn equivalent fractions a little bit when they recognize that 2 – 1/4 pieces equal 1/2.
The pizza fraction game is easy to put together and kids really have a great time with it!
My son was my tester and model for this activity and he had a blast building his pizza. He said multiple times during the game: “This is so fun!” I say that’s a good testimony!
So, if you are ready for some fraction fun, print out this game and get going!
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See More Fraction Activities:
Adding Fractions: Fraction Addition Dial
Earth Fractions: Earth Day Math
Fraction, Percentage, Decimal Math Puzzles
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