Scholars will create a menu for a restaurant, we used this as an end of year project.
-Add decimals to find the total of each section of their menu (entree, sides, desserts, drinks)
-Add decimals to find the total cost of their menu
-Create "combination plates" that offer a discount that will have scholars calculating different percents and subtracting decimals
-Create a menu that falls within an area requirement
-Draw a diagram of their menu
-Create percentages based on the sections of their menus
-Includes "check-ins" which allow peers to grade sections of the project and give feedback
Scholars got really into the area piece, I had 6th graders finding the area of circles for their poke-ball menus (they had not learned circles yet!), while others were fine keeping to the rectangle or triangles. Lots of options for differentiation, for example I had a scholar using whole numbers while the rest of the crew worked with decimals.