Dividing a Town into Pizza Delivery Regions

Put construction skills to work in a real-life situation. Young learners use constructions to determine the ideal delivery regions for a pizza chain with two and then three locations. They use concepts of circles and triangles to model the situation.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Invite a local representative from a pizza location to speak with your class about delivery regions
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires construction tools or construction software such as Geometer's Sketchpad
  • Expects knowledge of basic geometric constructions
Pros

  • Includes student handouts with step-by-step instructions
  • Provides extension activities for upper-level classes
Cons

  • None
Common Core