# Hey! Quit Groundhogging the Pizza

A lot of people love pizza. Turns out animals dig it, too. That groundhog in the picture showed up on someone’s patio with a slice of pizza in its little mitts. Then it just plopped down and ate the pizza for about an hour. It makes sense it took so long, since the pizza was built person-sized, and groundhogs weigh around 10 pounds. Or maybe the critter was just enjoying its view inside of the 2 dogs who were probably hoping it’d share a bite.

Wee ones: This slice of pizza is (or was) a square with 4 sides. If a shape has 1 less side than 4, how many sides does it have, and what is it called?

Little kids: If a groundhog sneaks 1 slice of pizza out of an 8-slice pizza pie, how many slices are left? Bonus: If the groundhog eats a plain slice of pizza, then a slice of pepperoni pizza, then a slice of mushroom, then back to plain, pepperoni, mushroom, etc. to keep repeating the pattern, what flavor is the 17th slice? Can you figure it out without counting it out?

Big kids: Groundhog teeth grow all the time – 1/16 of an inch every week. How many weeks would it take for a groundhog tooth to grow 1 inch? Bonus: How many inches would a tooth grow over a 52-week year?