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Cooking in the Kitchen: Multiplying Fractions
The Make It Real Learning Fractions, Decimals, Percents I workbook focuses on realworld situations that may be effectively analyzed using proportional reasoning concepts such as fractions, percents, and unit conversion. This book suits best grades 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.
From figuring out how much money is saved on a sale to determining how much of each ingredient to use when doubling a favorite cookie recipe, learners get to use basic math skills in meaningful ways. Each activity integrates real world information, companies, and issues (e.g. Aeropostale, Hershey's, cooking, baking, measuring milk, shopping), not just "realistic" data.
There are multiple ways to use the activities of the book in a teaching environment. The activities are an excellent tool for stimulating mathematical discussions in a small group setting. Due to the challenging nature of each activity, group members are motivated to brainstorm problem solving strategies together. The interesting real world contexts motivate them to want to solve the problems. The activities may also be used for individual projects and classwide discussions.
As a readyresource for teachers, the workbook also includes completely workedout solutions for each activity. To make it easier for teachers to assess student work, the solutions are included on a duplicate copy of each activity.
The mathematical objectives of the activities fall within the standards of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
Activity Title  Mathematical Objectives 

Baking Cakes: Multiplying Fractions 
Multiply a whole number by a fraction Multiply two fractions Convert improper fractions into mixed numbers Add two fractions 
Children Making Money: Working with Fractions 
Create ratios Simplify fractions Compare two fractions and determine which is largest 
Cooking in the Kitchen: Multiplying Fractions 
Multiply and divide fractions Change units of measure through dimensional analysis 
Cooking in the Kitchen #2: Multiplying and Dividing Fractions 
Multiply and divide fractions Change units of measure through dimensional analysis 
Counting Candy: Using Pie Charts 
Create a pie chart to represent a data set Use a fraction to represent the shaded portion of a pie chart Convert a fraction to a percent Simplify a fraction 
Measuring Milk: Changing Units of Measure 
Change units of measure through dimensional analysis Multiply fractions Write improper fractions as mixed numbers 
Pieces of Chocolate: Adding and Subtracting Fractions 
Write a fraction that represents the shaded portion of a region Shade the portion of a figure that is represented by a fraction Add and subtract fractions with different denominators Write improper fractions as mixed numbers 
Pieces of Chocolate #2: Adding and Subtracting Fractions 
Write a fraction that represents the shaded portion of a region Shade the portion of a figure that is represented by a fraction Add and subtract fractions with different denominator 
Shopping the Sale: Using Percents 
Convert percents into decimals and vice versa Increase numbers by a constant percentage Solve linear equations Use ratios to find percents 
The Cost of Homemade Bread: Working with Fractions, Decimals, and Units 
Multiply two fractions Convert fractions to decimals Change units of measure using dimensional analysis 
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