This is an authentic, hands-on activity for students learning conversion factors. Students are given a recipe in metric and must look up the conversion factors to convert the recipe to conventional baking measurements. Once students have successfully converted the recipe, they can follow the given procedure to bake their mug cake.
P.S. The mug cake actually does turn out decent. More like a brownie, but still pretty good for a microwave cake:)
Key Vocabulary: Metric, Conversion Factors, Dimensional analysis