Pizza Fractions Project Based Learning Activity – 4th Grade
⭐ Pizza Fractions is a project based learning unit for 4th grade based all around preparing and serving pizzas based on appropriate situational fractions. This 4th grade resource contains a standards-based unit in both printable PDF and Google Slides versions – so it’s the perfect activity to increase engagement and interest in the classroom or distance learning. Students follow instructions to identify equal pizza slices, partition pizzas into fractions, add toppings to pizzas to make fractions, and answer various story problems about fractions and their pizzas. Additional “challenge activities” engage students and develop further understanding of the concepts and skills.
⭐ This project-based learning task involves using the following CCSS Geometry math standards to solve problems related to pizza preparation.
- 4.OA.A.1 Interpret a multiplication equation as a comparison, e.g., interpret 35 = 5 × 7 as a statement that 35 is 5 times as many as 7 and 7 times as many as 5. Represent verbal statements of multiplicative comparisons as multiplication equations.
- 4.OA.A.3 Solve multistep word problems posed with whole numbers and having whole-number answers using the 4 operations.
- 4.NBT.B.4 Fluently add & subtract multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
- 4.NBT.B.5 Multiply a whole number of up to four digits by a one-digit whole number, using strategies based on place value and properties of operations. Illustrate and explain by using equations, rectangular arrays, and area models.
- 4.NF.A.1 Explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent to a fraction (nxa)/(nxb) by using visual fraction models.
- 4.NF.A.2 Compare two fractions with different numerators and different denominators.
- 4.NF.B.3.D Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions.
- 4.NF.B.4.C Solve word problems involving multiplication of a fraction.
- 4.MD.A.2 Use the four operations to solve word problems.
- 4.MD.B.4 Make a line plot to display a data set of measurements in fractions of a unit. Solve problems involving the addition and subtraction of fractions.
✏️ Printable & Digital Format – Printable PDF & Google Slides formats make this resource perfect for classroom instruction, distance learning, and everywhere in between. Digital and printable versions are consistent, so they can be used for combination classroom and virtual instruction situations.
✏️ Educational & Engaging – This resource will capture the imagination of your students while they practice key math skills. Students are hired as pizza makers to study circular and rectangular pie fractions. Their job is to create and serve pizzas with their toppings in the proper proportions!
✏️ Differentiation – Two challenge activities mean that you can challenge your high-performing students while making the resource accessible to your on-level and below-level students.
1. For the Teacher, Standards, and Directions
2. For the Student, Welcome to Pizza, Pizza, Tasks
3. Pizza Fractions (Creating fractions, ordering fractions, equivalent fractions, word problems)
4. Cooking Pizza (Elapsed time word problems)
5. Selling Pizza (Money word problems)
6. Be a Pizza Maker (Follow directions to make your own pizza with follow-up questions)
7. Make the Cut (More pizza fraction word problems)
8. Pizza Data (Make a bar graph, interpret data, write your own comparison questions)
9. Challenge 1 (Determine pizza costs and profit)
10. Challenge 2 (Complete a table using pizza data, word problems using data)
11. Challenge 3 (Create a poster for advertising spring specials)
12. Self-evaluation Reflection and Rubric
13. Answer Key
Looking for more differentiation? Check out the 5th Grade version!