**Artifact**

This perplexing Valentine’s Day themed pizza shape from Papa John’s.

In case you’re wondering, I was **not able to find an actual size** of the pizza on their website. Only this:

I was able to find **this **though:

This begs a **few more questions**.

**Guiding Questions**

- Does this give you
**more or less pizza** than a typical, round pizza?
- How
**much more crust** are you being saddled with by purchasing this shape pizza? Do we need extra tubs of garlic butter fat?
- How do you
**slice **this thing?
- Can we
**determine the area** of the pizzas knowing A) the cost of a regular, circular pizza and their areas and B) the pricing difference between a one-topping heart pizza + cinnaple (?) and two heart shaped one-topping pizzas? Or at least, can we **determine the size they should be**?
- How do you
**describe the size** of a heart shape?
- How much
**more money on a per pizza basis** does Papa John’s get from such a specialty pizza? (I’m assuming you get less pizza per dollar with a heart shape)

**Suggested activities**

- Students research how to
**find the area of a heart-shape**.
- Students decide whether or not this is a “
**good deal**” for the price.
- Students come up with
**other ridiculous shapes** for holiday themed-pizzas (i.e. football shape for Super Bowl Sunday, evergreen shape for Christmas), find the area, perimeter (crust) and develop a pricing scheme.
- Order a pizza and sample for yourself.
**Better than flowers**.

Side note: if anyone does decide to order this for dinner tonight. Please think of me and email me **pertinent measurements** and **pictures **so I can repost them.

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