Pizza Math Game

My kindergartner and second grader had a pizza showdown today.

This math game is so much fun to play.  Either with older students or younger ones, everyone has a good time. 

Some of the learning games in Pizza Math include making a pizza out of:
six different toppings
all one topping of the same kind
add each slice of pizza in the same kind in numerical order from one to six
all toppings must add up to equal 10
1/2 one kind and 1/2 another kind
2/6th or 1/3rd different kinds

Here my kindergartner was learning fraction concepts such as 1/2.

1/2 mushroom
1/2 cheese

The second grader was building a 1/2 bell pepper and 1/2 sausage pizza.  The preschooler was watching intently.  She is going to pick up on these skills in no time.  Pizza is so easy to understand.  Everybody wants a piece of the action.

Here the boys were learning 1 of a kind.  Each piece must represent a different 1 of a kind topping.  Here he drew a pizza card and already has this kind, and must return it to the discard pile.

Of course, older brother was very pleased that younger brother did not get to keep that card.

Older brother was able to finish his pizza with 6 different toppings before his younger sibling finished.  But this round wasn’t about adding or fractions, it was about the luck of the draw.

This game is great for learning so many different skills:
    making different kinds of pizzas
    learning patterns
    circle shapes
    triangle shapes
    reasoning skills and deduction. 
    following directions 
    placing the cards into the position to make a pizza and drawing cards and returning cards
    to the discard pile, are all good practice for eye hand coordination
    learning to take turns
    learning to be a good sport even when you don’t win, and be happy for your opponent

What math games do you like to play with your kids to help them understand the concept of fractions? Leave us a comment below.

Here are some great Math games involving PIZZA 
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