Lesson

Cooking up fractions

Lesson Overview

Students will use recipes to apply their knowledge of adding, subtracting and multiplying fractions. The teacher will demonstrate then students will experiment with measuring cups and spoons. Begin with a simple trail mix recipe like the trail mix below (Check for nut allergies). Have students to calculate the measurements for each ingredient to triple, double, half and quarter the recipe.  This is an excellent lesson to use when you want your students to write about math.  You can easily adjust the difficulty of the lesson by changing the recipe or having them to make the recipe for an assigned number of students.

1/4 cup Cranberries, dried
1/4 cup Chocolate candies
1/4 Almonds
1 cup Goldfish crackers
1/4 cup Marshmallows, mini
 

Duration
Less than 1 hour
Lesson Type
Project Based Lesson

Essential Question

How can my knowledge of fractions help me in real life?

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

4, 5

Math

Measuring cups and spoons 
recipe
ingredients 

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Lesson Created By: CindyWillis