Brownies for 2 Real World Examples of Multiplying Fractions

Brownies for 2 Real World Examples of Multiplying Fractions

Can be used for 4th – 10th, Homeschool
Mostly used with 5th students.

Includes: PDF, 5 pages


I LOVE this activity, and so do my kiddos….! It can be hard to teach fractions and how to multiply them by whole number, mixed numbers, or other numbers. This fun activity for the class will brighten things up. This worksheet can be used in a variety of ways. It can be used as a center station for math rotations, a class activity or as a review. This activity shows students the importance fractions and helps them to understand how they can use what they have learned.

You only need a waffle maker to make this recipe. This makes it possible to bake in your classroom. It is easy for the children to taste test their work and check it by themselves. Students work in small groups of 4, then I mix up the ingredients to make the serving size. One serving equals 1/2 of a waffle. Students who work in groups of 4 get 1/4. So Brownies for 2 is the name! This activity will delight students, regardless of whether you make them or send them home with their own recipes. **Common Core Aligned**

After this activity I actually have students begging for a copy of this worksheet to take home to try with their families.

Students must use their knowledge about Multiplying Fractions and Scaling by Fractions to complete this activity.

Students can use the original recipe to calculate the ingredients for one serving. (Convert the original recipe to tablespoons then multiply by 1/8)

Let me know what you think and how this activity goes in your classroom!

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This was such an enjoyable activity to share with students when they were away from home last year. I
m looking forward to someday doing it together in class

Students LOVED this activity and it was highly engaging! It’s always great to be able to show students real-world application of math


Solve real world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.
Interpret a fraction as division of the numerator by the denominator ( / = ÷ ). Solve word problems that require the division of whole number by the numerator to get the answers. By dividing 3/4 by 4, you can see that 3/4 is the result. Each person will get a proportion of size 3/4 when there are 3 wholes being shared equally. What number of pounds should each person get if 9 people wish to share a 50-pound rice bag equally in weight? Your answer should be between two whole numbers.
Solve word problems involving addition and subtraction of fractions referring to the same whole, including cases of unlike denominators, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem. To estimate mental accuracy and evaluate the reasonableness of answers, use benchmark fractions and number-sense fractions. For example, recognize an incorrect result 2/5 + 1/2 = 3/7, by observing that 3/7 < 1/2.


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