I LOVE this activity, and so do my kiddos....! Teaching fractions let alone how to multiply them by whole numbers, other fractions, or mixed numbers, can be tough. However this fun class activity is sure to sweeten things up. This is a wonderful worksheet that can be used as a whole class activity, center station in math rotations or even as a fun review. This activity demonstrates the importance of fractions and their understanding by giving students a REAL WORLD example of how and when they can apply everything they are currently learning.
This recipe makes baking in the classroom a realistic option because all you need is a waffle iron. The kids are literally able to check their work by a simple taste test... I have the students work in groups of 4 to complete the worksheet then actually mix up the ingredients for the serving size 2. (1 serving = 1/2 of a waffle) So each student gets a 1/4 when working in groups of 4. Thus the name, Brownies for 2! Whether you actually mix them up or send the students home with their recipes to try this activity is sure to delight! **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.
To complete this activity students must apply what they know about Scaling, Multiplying Fractions by fractions, whole numbers, and mixed numbers!
To challenge the students have them use the original recipe to find the ingredients in proportion to 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!