American Pi - The Cost of Feeding Olympians - Multiplying and Dividing Decimals
This real world activity has students work the find the cost of feeding all of the Olympians and their coaches for the Olympics. Students must research the cost of each item and then find the total cost of purchasing the needed amount of that item. They will find the total cost and the unit rate.
This activity is tiered (1-low, 2-mid, 3-high). Each level has more questions than the previous one. As the level increases, students are also required to do more calculations to find the total cost for each item.
You can use this activity in class to ensure your students are all covering the same concept but at their individual levels of mastery.
Skills used: multiply decimals, divide decimals, justify/explain answers, rate and unit rate