# Menlo Park Pizza, Fractions, and Math Tutoring Ideas for Parents

Nearly every child loves pizza! Menlo Park has some great pizza restaurants, and on those busy Thursday or Friday nights when you as the parent are just too tired… it’s a great time to try some Menlo Park pizza, and it’s a quick opportunity for some math tutoring for your child. Never miss a quick and fun opportunity!

by Mathin’ Catherine (Cathy Umana)

January 29, 2013

## Some Math Tutoring Ideas Around Pizza in Menlo Park

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OK, so let’s think about pizza. Yum, yum, yum. OK, not about it in that way. Let’s think about pizza in a math way. Pizza is round, and the slices are usually in triangles. Math tutoring opportunity: fractions! Order up your family’s favorite pizza pie, and then query your 3rd or 4th grader to think about the pizza as a fraction. If the pizza is in eight slices, then if Dad eats 2 slices he has eaten how much?

2/8th of the pizza.

Then ask your child to look at all the two slices, and ask what if Dad eats two more slices? How much will have have eaten? Too much! But in a math way he will have eating

2/8 plus 2/8 = 4/8

Then have your child look at the pizza and show him or her that 2/8 +2/8 = 1/2 of the pizza.

If you really want to get fancy –

## Napkins and Math Facts for Menlo Park Pizza

Get out your napkin and show your child that you can add 2/8 + 2/8 but first convert the 2/8 to 1/4 and you get 1/4+1/4 = 2/4 = 1/2.

Math facts and pizza! A yummy combination. And dads out there, don’t eat 1/2 the pizza – next lesson we’ll calculate the calories, sodium and cholesterol in the pizza!

Here are some of our favorite pizza places in Menlo Park, nearby to our Mathnasium, math tutoring in Menlo Park and Palo Alto, headquarters at 605 Cambridge Ave, Ste A, Menlo Park, CA 94025 –

## Pizza in Menlo Park – Some Choices

• Pizza Hut, 3415 Middlefield Rd, Menlo Park, CA
• Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria, 880 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA
• High 5 Start Pizza, 877 Hamilton Ave, Menlo Park, CA

# Valentine’s Day Math Game Night – Math Tutoring Fun in Palo Alto

Residents of Palo Alto, Menlo Park and Atherton: come join me at Philz Coffee on Forest Ave. Palo Alto for a math game night in celebration of Valentine’s Day! Your kids will get to play math games such as Multiplication War, Cupid Chess, and PIG and GIP with the expert math tutors of Mathnasium of Palo Alto – Menlo Park. This event is perfect for students wanting to practice essential math skills such as fractions, division, and multiplication with their friends at Mathnasium of Palo Alto – Menlo Park.

## Math Tutoring in a Fun, Valentines Way for Palo Alto Residents

Math game night is ideal for kids in 2nd to 5th grade who want to improve their logic, division, and multiplication skills in an engaging way. This game night will be a fun, relaxing way to get your kids excited about math; there will even be prizes raffled off every 15 minutes!

If you’re interested in attending this free, public event, make sure you register at our website (mathnasium.com/paloalto-menlopark) and secure a spot before the event fills up. Act quickly, as only the first 25 kids will be able to attend Valentines Day math game night at Philz Coffee!