Pizza Crusts

This Pizza Crusts assessment also includes:

Enough stuffed crust to go around. Pupils calculate the area and perimeter of a variety of pizza shapes, including rectangular and circular. Individuals design rectangular pizzas with a given area to maximize the amount of crust and do the same with a circular pizza.

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Bring in stuffed crust pizzas and measure them to compare actual to calculated values
  • Consider removing the formulas from the assessment task
Classroom Considerations
  • If allowing the class to use a calculator, be clear on whether they should use the pi key or 3.14 in thier calculations
Pros
  • The resource has a worksheet so teachers can analyze the students' responses
  • The Noyce Foundation determined the standards that would go with the task
Cons
  • The rubric has spelling errors, and the grid lines do not align with the item numbers
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