Presenting an exciting problem-solving ratio activity that combines several interesting challenges. Briefly, students rely on their ability to calculate with ratios in order to navigate their way along the streets of Yummy Tummy City, collecting clues along the way in order to decipher a secret message.
To elaborate, students first measure the lengths of candy worms found in the Yummy Tummy Challenge handout. Then, using the ratio 1:4, students calculate the distances needed to successfully navigate the correct course hidden among the streets drawn on the Yummy Tummy City Map. Each street traveled reveals a clue needed for unraveling a secret message. This message addresses one ingredient needed to lead a healthy life.
Several important math skills are addressed in this challenge, including measuring accurately, problem-solving using ratios and simple calculations with decimals. Students also work with non-standard measures.
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