I stumbled across this article in the news
Interestingly the highest earners are on track to earn $100 000 this year. Pizza maker could make $100000
I showed it to my lovely math class and they are inspired to try and raise enough cash for an "awesome -end-of-the-school-year-pizza-Christmas-party." As a first step they have come up with a budget for the things they want at their party-a goal they have to try and raise. They then have to calculate earning targets...based upon their budget they have to earn about $2500 in 13 weeks, but they have not considered the wants vs needs for the party.
One of my students astutely pointed out that they are not going to make any money if they do not have a decent pizza flavour or advertising strategy. So as a next step, half the class are researching and surveying preferred flavours. The other half will be trying to find the most effective advertising strategy. Maybe they will raise the cash, maybe they won't, but it is fascinating to see them work so cohesively as a team and engaging in mathematics.
In the interim, The pizza mogul app has a leader board has information regarding the top sellers, the amount made and the number of pizzas sold. The timer rests every 28 days. At what rate are the leaders earning their money?
UPDATE: I heard back from Dominos who confirmed that each topping on the pizza earns the creator $0.25 up to a maximum of $3.25...I have an idea in mind to use this information in my graphing unit over the next few weeks, once I get that off the ground I will share.