ALEX Lesson Plan


Pizza Fraction Project

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Author:Rachel Gilley
System: Alabama Department of Education
School: Alabama Department of Education
  General Lesson Information  
Lesson Plan ID: 34687


Pizza Fraction Project


Students will work in groups to design a pizza project. They will use different pizza toppings to model different fractions. The students include a key that explains their fractions and they will work together to come up with word problems. They will complete a Powerpoint explaining how they completed the powerpoint

 Associated Standards and Objectives 
Content Standard(s):

Local/National Standards:


Explain why a fraction a/b is equivalent to a fraction nxa/nxb by using visual fraction models, with attention to how the number and size of the parts differ even though the two fractions themselves are the same size. Use this principle to recognize and generate equivalent fractions. [4-NF1]


Use digital environments to collaborate and communicate

Primary Learning Objective(s):

The students will participate in a hands-on-lesson where they will understand and be able to write equivalent forms of fractions. The students will learn and apply the concept of using fractions in everyday life. 

Additional Learning Objective(s):

Technology: Use digital environments to collaborate and communicate


 Preparation Information 

Total Duration:

91 to 120 Minutes

Materials and Resources:

Pizza box, Construction Paper, computer, directions

Technology Resources Needed:

Computers and Powerpoint





Pizza Fraction Procedures

1.  The bottom part of your pizza box should include either a pizza drawn or made out of different pieces of paper to represent a pizza and the different toppings.

2. Divide the pizza into equal slices using at least 8 pieces (but can be more)

3. Make pizza toppings to  represent at least 5 different fractions using different toppings for your pizza. (For example, 8/8 of the pizza is cheese, 1⁄2 is sausage, 2/4 has onions,....)

4. The inside top of your pizza box include a key that represents each of fractions of your pizza and the toppings that are included in those fractions

5. Next to each of the 5 different fractions, you must write on the key list 2 equivalent fractions to that one

6. Include 2 word problems using the fractions of your pizza for others to solve. (do not put the answers on the inside. The answers can be written on the outside bottom)

7. Using Powerpoint, explain what you did to complete the project. Make sure to include pictures!


Assessment Strategies

Powerpoint Presentation





Play Fraction Game: Who Wants Pizza

Each area below is a direct link to general teaching strategies/classroom accommodations for students with identified learning and/or behavior problems such as: reading or math performance below grade level; test or classroom assignments/quizzes at a failing level; failure to complete assignments independently; difficulty with short-term memory, abstract concepts, staying on task, or following directions; poor peer interaction or temper tantrums, and other learning or behavior problems.

Presentation of Material Environment
Time Demands Materials
Attention Using Groups and Peers
Assisting the Reluctant Starter Dealing with Inappropriate Behavior
Be sure to check the student's IEP for specific accommodations.