How to Make Educational Games


Fractional Pizza Game
The Fractional Pizza Game teaches kids how big fractions really are.
The Fractional Pizza Game teaches kids how big fractions really are.

The Fractional Pizza Game is a great way to teach your kids basic math skills. These pizzas may not taste great, but the fun they serve up is absolutely delicious.

How to Make the Fractional Pizza Game

What You'll Need:

  • Paper Grocery Bags
  • Blunt Scissors
  • Markers
  • Ruler
  • Construction Paper
  • Paste
  • Dice with fractions (See Giant Dice)

Step One: Cut 6 circles the same size from the grocery bags to make paper pizzas. On construction paper, draw your favorite pizza toppings such as pepperoni, mushrooms, sausage, and tomatoes. Cut the toppings out and paste them on the paper pizzas.

Step Two: With a marker, divide your pizzas into these fractions: 1/2, 1/3, 1/4, 1/6, 1/8, and 1/12, and cut the "slices." (You may need an adult's help to make sure your slices are even.)

Step Three: See Giant Dice, and make a die with fractions on its 6 sides.

Step Four: To play the game, roll the die and select the slice size it shows. The first person to assemble a whole pizza wins!

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