(NOTE: In my multi-age math classroom, I have students working at a variety of levels. As often as possible, I like to make their activities match so that everyone feels like they're working on the same thing.
Visit the link at the bottom of this page to see the alternate version of COOKIE FORCE: Erma's Snickerdoodles
that covers a different standard.)
As a member of the Cookie Force, Erma and her friends Edith, Ethel, and Eglantine must protect their town's baked goods from Dr. Bunion and his evil footmen. When Dr. Bunion steals Erma's favorite measuring cup just an hour before the Garden Club is due to arrive and sample her world-famous snickerdoodle cookies, Erma must use the two cups she has left (a 1/4 cup and 1/8 cup) to prepare the recipe.
COOKIE FORCE: Erma's Snickerdoodles is a silly activity designed for two purposes: to sharpen equivalent fractions skills and to practice adding fractions with unlike denominators. The worksheet includes 21 measuring cups (nine 1/4 cups; twelve 1/8 cups) and quantities for all ingredients (in halves, fourths, or eighths). Students must find the correct combination of 1/4 and 1/8 cups for each ingredient. (Multiple solutions are possible. The answer key shows all possible combinations for each quantity.) It's a CCSS-aligned print-and-go activity with zero prep work required.
A corresponding Cookie Force mini-story is also included in case you feel like slipping a little ELA into your math lesson.
Alternate version of COOKIE FORCE: Erma's Snickerdoodles:
COOKIE FORCE: Erma's Snickerdoodles (NO PREP equivalent fractions)