These Pizza Fraction game activities were created for our school Pizza Fraction mat (see at the bottom of this post)
– Pizza Fraction game activities
This first game is our most popular game for grades K – 8. You will find all kids that participate in this game will want to play it over and over again.
Organize 2 teams. Place half your pizza boxes right side up and the other half upside down in the middle of the pizza mat.
NIGHT DELIVERY – Their boxes will be upside down (showing the black side)
DAY DELIVERY – Their boxes will be right side up (showing the lighter side)
Instruct kids to stand on any one of the squares outside the pizza mat and either hop, skip, or jog around the mat. When you call PIZZA! one child from each team will rush to the middle and grab their pizza box.
Call out the fraction they need to place their pizza box on. The first team to place their pizza box on the correct fraction gets to keep their pizza box on the corresponding pizza. All team members help each other to find the fraction. Fraction problems cards can also be used in combination of calling out fractions.
This game can be played until there are no more pizza boxes or the time limit is up.
Math Station Facilitator
Station: Pizza Fraction Math: Grades 1 and 2
1. When the students arrive at your station ask them to sit down along the side of the mat so that they can hear your explanation of the activity.
Find out their current grade so that you can choose from the menu below.
Once seated, briefly explain the goals of the station (e.g., We are going to be having fun with pizza fractions).
You may ask the students what they ‘notice’ or know about the fractions. Listen to one or two responses.
- We want to ensure that students have fun while learning. Always allow the students time to respond/answer but help them if they need assistance. Some students may have difficulty with a concept and we never want them to feel ‘helpless’. Other students may be paired with someone who needs extra assistance.
- Always use ‘math language’ as appropriate for the grade level.