Learning about fractions is so much fun! There are so many different fraction activities and fraction crafts out there, but making fraction pizzas is one of my favorite! This hands-on activity is a way for students to demonstrate their understanding of fractions as part of a whole. Students build their own fraction pizza and then write fractions for the toppings on each slice.
Students begin by taking a large, red circle pizza base (which is the “sauce”) and then cutting a slightly smaller yellow circle base (the “cheese”) into fractions. I like to have students first fold their yellow circle into equal parts, or use a ruler to lightly draw lines to break it into equal pieces before cutting it out.
Students cut out their cheese pizza slices and glue them onto the red sauce base. Fraction pizzas are now ready to top! Students take strips of red, green, brown, black, gray and white paper to cut out and make toppings.
Red = pepperoni
Green = peppers
Brown = sausage
gray = anchovies
White = onion
Black = olives
You can be creative and choose any other toppings you want! You could do yellow for pineapple, salmon color for ham, etc. Once students build their pizzas, they use the Fraction Pizza recording page to write down all their fractions. If you want to use this assignment for a grade, you can see the included Fraction Pizza Rubric.
Finally, the best part…students get to share their Fraction Pizzas! I love seeing student creations and I would love to see yours! Please tag me on Instagram (@InspiredElementary) if your class makes these Fraction Pizzas.