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.

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October has been designated as National Pizza Month in the U.S. since 1987. Fun pizza facts for kids.

A month celebrating pizza AND candy? Sign me up!

2.

Almost 1 in 20 restaurants in the U.S. is a pizzeria.

So many pizza places. So little time.

3.

The most expensive pizza in the world costs $12,000.

The Louis XIII Pizza, created by master pizza chef, Renato Viola, is prepared at your home and serves two.

4.

About 36% of all pizzas contain pepperoni, making it the most popular topping in the U.S.

It’s definitely my favorite.

5.

The least favorite pizza topping in the U.S.? Anchovies.

Good on Caesar salad, not so much on pizza.

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350 slices of pizza are eaten in the U.S. every second. Fun pizza facts for kids.

Six facts in, and I’m starting to get a little hungry…

7.

In some countries, mayonnaise is a popular pizza topping.

Japan has popularized wasabi mayonnaise on pizza. Other unusual topping choices include chicken nuggets, squid ink, and strawberry jam!

8.

The technical name for the crust of a pizza is the "cornicione."

I dare you to ask for a “crispy cornicione” the next time you order. Let me know what they say.

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In 2001, the Russian Space Agency delivered a pizza to the International Space Station. Fun pizza facts for kids.

I wonder if it was cold by the time it got there?

10.

The first mention of the word "pizza" was in a Latin text written in southern Italy in 997 CE.

1,000 years of deliciousness!

11.

The Hawaiian pizza was invented by a Greek man running a pizzeria in Canada in 1962.

And we’ve been loving it (or hating it!) ever since!

12.

In mathematics, there is a geometry theorem known as the Pizza Theorem.

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.

13.

Women are twice as likely as men to order vegetables on their pizza.

Mushrooms! Onions! Peppers! Guys, you don’t know what you’re missing!

14.

Patsy's Pizzeria in NYC was the first to allow people to order pizza by the slice in 1933.

Talk about a true trendsetter!

15.

Saturday night is the most popular night to eat pizza. Fun pizza facts.

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.

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