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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Video Walkthrough: The Pizza Topping Fraction Problem

video
This video features:
  • multi-step word problem involving fractions
  • identifying fractions of a set
  • problem solving strategies
The people who visit Mr. Marinich's Edu-Blog got together to have a pizza party. Use the clues below to decide what toppings are on each of their 16 pizzas.
Clues:
1. One fourth of the pizzas are just plain cheese.
2. One-third of the remaining pizzas have only pepperoni topping their pie.
3. One-fourth of the remaining pizzas have sausage and mushrooms.
4. Half of the remaining pizzas have ham and pineapple.
5. One-third of the remaining pizzas have mushrooms and black olives.
6. Half of the remaining pizzas have hamburger.
7. Half of the final pizza has anchovies and mushrooms, while the remaining half has bacon and green peppers.

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