# Thanksgiving Dinner Math Project

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Have your students pretend they are hosting Thanksgiving Dinner for up to 16 guests of their choice!

Students will:

- create their guest list and menu

- calculate how much food they will need to purchase and the cost of it all

- use elapsed time to figure out when to start preparing the food on their menu

- use area and perimeter to design the seating arrangement

- calculate guests' length of stay with elapsed time

- graph the distance each guest travelled using Google Maps

Use all parts of the project or only some. Some of the activities are differentiated with more or less support depending on your students' math ability levels.

Answer Key for "Length of Guest Stay" included

Designed for 3rd -5th grade students

Check out this Famous Feast Math Project for a more generic meal planning math project!

Fluently multiply multi-digit whole numbers using the standard algorithm.
Fluently add and subtract within 1000 using strategies and algorithms based on place value, properties of operations, and/or the relationship between addition and subtraction.
Apply the area and perimeter formulas for rectangles in real world and mathematical problems. For example, find the width of a rectangular room given the area of the flooring and the length, by viewing the area formula as a multiplication equation with an unknown factor.
Use the four operations to solve word problems involving distances, intervals of time, liquid volumes, masses of objects, and money, including problems involving simple fractions or decimals, and problems that require expressing measurements given in a larger unit in terms of a smaller unit. Represent measurement quantities using diagrams such as number line diagrams that feature a measurement scale.
Solve real world and mathematical problems involving perimeters of polygons, including finding the perimeter given the side lengths, finding an unknown side length, and exhibiting rectangles with the same perimeter and different areas or with the same area and different perimeters.
Total Pages
31 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Week
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