Project Based Learning is a teaching method in which students gain knowledge and skills by working for an extended period of time to investigate and respond to a complex question, problem, or challenge.
Today’s students, more than ever, often find school to be boring and meaningless. In PBL, students are active, not passive; a project engages their hearts and minds, and provides real-world relevance for learning.
After completing a project, students remember what they learn and retain it longer than is often the case with traditional instruction. Because of this, students who gain content knowledge with PBL are better able to apply what they know and can do to new situations.
In this project, students will complete 8 "workshops" in order to be able to work on the task of increasing and decreasing a cupcake recipe to meet the needs of a variety of serving sizes. Students will have to multiply fractions by whole or mixed numbers to increase their serving size. They will also have to divide by whole numbers to decrease serving size. Once completed, students will increase and decrease the serving size of an additional recipe.
An extension activity is included for students who need more of a challenge. They can search out their own recipe and increase and decrease the serving size as they wish.
Multiplying and Dividing Fractions and Whole Numbers
Multiplying and Dividing Fractions by Fractions
Multiplying and Dividing Fractions and Mixed Numbers
Multiplying and Dividing Mixed Numbers by Mixed Numbers
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