Can be used for 2nd – 6th students.
Includes: PDF, 12 pages
This project is broken into three tasks that increase in difficulty as students work through. This real-life project mixes fraction, multiplication, and addition. Students will have to prepare recipes for a specified number of guests. Students will need to add money to their shopping carts as they shop for ingredients. This project is designed to enrich upper elementary students’ learning experience.
CCSS, math, enrichment, money, real life
Solve real world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.
Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction or whole number by a fraction.
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. Mentally estimate the probability of a solution using 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.
Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators. For example, 2/3+5/4 =8/12 +15/12 =23/12. (In general, / + / = ( + )/ .)
Solve word problems involving multiplication of a fraction by a whole number, e.g., by using visual fraction models and equations to represent the problem. What number of pounds are needed if 5 people attend a party, and each person eats 3/8 of 1 pound roast beef? Which two whole numbers are you able to find your answer between?