In this PBL packet students will plan a popcorn stand for their class, school, grade level, event or whatever works best for your students. The Driving Question Is: “How can we Run a Successful Popcorn Stand?” Students will be using the recipes provided to complete these activities. All of the recipes can be made using a microwave.
Skills Included: Collecting Data, Graphing, Analyzing, Even and Odd Numbers, Multiplication or Repeated Addition, Addition, and Subtraction.
Activity #1: Students will survey a group of people (Hopefully who they will be selling to) to see how much popcorn they will need. This is kind of set up that students can each do a different group. (Like each do a different class.)
Activity #2: Graph the results from the survey and analyze the results.
Activity #3: Students will compile their results make a new graph and analyze. There is also a page about adding even and odd numbers if you want to get that standard in there too!
Activity #4: Students will decide how many batches of each recipe they will need. There are also sheets for this that include even and odd if you choose to use them.
Activity #5: Students will use repeated addition or multiplication to determine how much of each ingredient we need based on the number of batches we need to make.
Activity #6: Students will find the total amount of each ingredient we need for all 4 recipes. They will add for this activity.
Activity #7: Students will read the labels to see how many packages we actually need to buy. They will compile this information on a “Grocery List” where they will add to find our total amount of money we will need to spend. (They will have to look up prices online.)
Activity #8: Students will decide how much to sell each item for.
Activity #9: Students will answer story problems about people buying their items to practice giving back change.
Activity #10: Students will design how they want their popcorn stand to look and will use subtraction and a budget to buy supplies to make their stand.
Activity #11: Actually have the popcorn stand with your students. (You will have to make the popcorn and work our logistics for your school for this first. But individuality of schools and class really comes into play here so there aren’t sheets for this.)
This packet was made and used with 2nd graders for enrichment. There are higher level thinking skills to challenge students! It could also be used for 3rd grade!