According to a Harris Poll, pizza has beaten burgers, steak, tacos, and pasta as American’s favorite food for yet another year. Almost everyone enjoys a slice of pizza now and then, but Pi Day (March 14) gives teachers an entirely new reason to embrace the cheesy dish (well, not literally, that would be messy). Pizza might just be the perfect food to help our students get excited about math. Not only is its shape perfect for lessons on fractions and ratios, but a sampling of these fun pizza facts for kids can add a bit of flavor to your Pi Day lesson plans.
A month celebrating pizza AND candy? Sign me up!
So many pizza places. So little time.
The Louis XIII Pizza, created by master pizza chef, Renato Viola, is prepared at your home and serves two.
It’s definitely my favorite.
Good on Caesar salad, not so much on pizza.
Six facts in, and I’m starting to get a little hungry…
Japan has popularized wasabi mayonnaise on pizza. Other unusual topping choices include chicken nuggets, squid ink, and strawberry jam!
I dare you to ask for a “crispy cornicione” the next time you order. Let me know what they say.
I wonder if it was cold by the time it got there?
1,000 years of deliciousness!
And we’ve been loving it (or hating it!) ever since!
The pizza theorem states the equality of two areas that arise when one partitions a disk in a certain way. If that makes sense to you, you might be a math teacher.
Mushrooms! Onions! Peppers! Guys, you don’t know what you’re missing!
Talk about a true trendsetter!
Is there really a bad night of the week for pizza? I think not.
Even More Fun Pizza Facts
Looking to learn even more about everyone’s favorite food? Check out some of the sites we visited to find these awesome facts.
Raise Money for Your School or Classroom With Pizza
Pizza is amazing. You can eat it. You can teach with it. And it can even help you raise money for your school programs and classrooms. This Pi Day, take a minute to discover how the 100% virtual, 1000% easy, Little Caesars Fundraising Program can help you finance the classroom projects, club activities, or sports teams in your district.