This is a fun hands-on activity or pre-assessment to help students see the connection between fractions, percents, and equivalent forms. I have used this as an opening activity for my 6th grade proportional thinking unit with great results and feedback. It could also work for lower grades after the concepts are taught. Although each project is unique, allowing students to work in pairs or small groups encourages a lot of rich dialogue on fractions, equivalent forms, simplifying fractions, and percents.
For students who need more of a challenge, you can easily differentiate the activity by asking them to: a) Convert their calculations to decimals in addition to the fraction and percent; b) Have them create a 12-scoop sundae instead of ten. When going this route, I also tell them that they must use at least five different flavors to eliminate the 25% answers for three scoops of four different flavors.
Teacher notes and a rubric are included.
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