Holiday Math Project

Grade Levels
5th - 7th, Homeschool
Resource Type
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20 Printable Pages + A digital version
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Engage your students during the hectic holiday time with this challenging math project. Your students will choose a cookie recipe, convert measurements, and shop for ingredients to "bake" the cookies to bring to a holiday cookie swap.

This resource covers multiple math concepts including multiplying fractions and mixed numbers, adding and subtracting whole numbers and decimals, and converting units of measurement. This math project can be easily differentiated to fit the needs of students. This resource now includes a digital version!

Math concepts covered:

➞Multiplying fractions and mixed numbers

➞Adding and subtracting whole numbers and decimals

➞Converting units of measurement

The Holiday Cookie Swap resource includes:

  • Teacher directions
  • Student directions
  • A “grocery store” flyer
  • Holiday graph paper
  • Plain graph paper
  • A conversions cheat sheet
  • Student pages
  • Link to a digital version

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Here's what teachers are saying:

Kelly said, "This was a terrific resource! My high 5th grade group spent a week of class time working diligently on this. I loved the real world application that this provided for dealing with fractions."

Ann said, "Outstanding for my fifth grade class. I used it as a culminating project for our fractions unit. Students brought in the actual cookies. They were good!"

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Total Pages
20 Printable Pages + A digital version
Answer Key
Teaching Duration
1 Week
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators. For example, 2/3 + 5/4 = 8/12 + 15/12 = 23/12. (In general, 𝘢/𝘣 + 𝘤/𝘥 = (𝘢𝘥 + 𝘣𝘤)/𝘣𝘥.)
Apply and extend previous understandings of multiplication to multiply a fraction or whole number by a fraction.
Solve real world problems involving multiplication of fractions and mixed numbers, e.g., by using visual fraction models or equations to represent the problem.
Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
Add, subtract, multiply, and divide decimals to hundredths, using concrete models or drawings and strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction; relate the strategy to a written method and explain the reasoning used.


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