Using his famous mashed potato recipe, Brian has asked students
- to change decimals to fractions,
- to calculate ingredient measures for various-sized Thanksgiving gatherings,
- to explain their thinking in calculating these figures
- and to judge how many servings could be created from 7 ½ pounds of potatoes.
The Activity: not-enough-potatoes.pdf
CCSS: 5.NF.6 , 5.NF.6 , 6.RP.1 , 6.RP.2 , 6. RP.3 , 7.RP.1
For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions below.
We’ve just been given an extension to this lesson.
and for members we have an editable docx and solutions.
Teacher feedback: Just finished this activity and my 7th graders loved it. They were so creative finding different ways to make 32 servings. Each student was trying to out-do the other with more complex use of serving amounts and proportions. Lots of fun! – Mrs. Keli Leunes, Math Teacher, PAAAS Plainfield, NJ
Looking for another math lesson like this? Check out Big Burger
from Yummy Math http://www.yummymath.com/2015/not-enough-mashed-potatoes-2/