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Orange Freeze

Christy Clanton
Bay District Schools

Description

Orange Freeze gives students a hands-on experience with calculating increased ingredient measures as they multiply a recipe prior to concocting a frozen delight.

Objectives

The student selects the appropriate operation to solve specific problems involving addition, subtraction, and multiplication of whole numbers, decimals, and fractions, and division of whole numbers.

The student adds, subtracts, and multiplies whole numbers, decimals, and fractions, including mixed numbers, and divides whole numbers to solve real-world problems, using appropriate methods of computing, such as mental mathematics, paper and pencil, and calculator.

The student solves real-world problems involving length, weight, perimeter, area, capacity, volume, time, temperature, and angles.

The student selects and uses appropriate standard and nonstandard units of measurement, according to type and size.

The student solves real-world problems involving estimates of measurements, including length, time, weight, temperature, money, perimeter, area, and volume.

The student selects and uses appropriate instruments and technology, including scales, rulers, thermometers, measuring cups, protractors, and gauges, to measure in real-world situations.

Materials

-Overhead, marker, and Team Report transparency
-Measurement table (includes four sets of measuring cups and spoons, dry grits, water, and empty tubs or large bowls for large amounts of ingredients)
-Student paper and pencils
-Student Measurement Journals (including copies of My Measurement Instrument Usage Chart)
-Recipe ingredients and preparation utensils
-Student copies of the Orange Freeze Recipe and Multiplying the Recipe Worksheet
-Access to a freezer

Preparations

1. Set up overhead with supplies
2. Set up Measurement Table
3. Gather recipe ingredients and preparation utensils
4. Arrange student copies of the -Orange Freeze Recipe-, -My Measurement Instrument Usage Chart-, and -Multiplying the Recipe Worksheet-
5. Gather student Measurement Journals for easy access

Procedures

1. Teacher gives students a copy of the -Orange Freeze Recipe- and -Multiplying the Recipe- Worksheet.

2. Students work in teams of four to calculate increased measures of the recipe. They record their calculations on their -Multiplying the Recipe Worksheet.-

3. Team leaders report calculation predictions to the class as the teacher records for each team on the Team Report transparency using the overhead.

4. A measurement testing table is set up in the back of the room for teams to take turns testing the calculations. Students have measuring cup sets, measuring spoon sets, dry grits, and water to use in testing the predictions. Students may adjust their predictions on the -Multiplying the Recipe Worksheet- accordingly. Each team tests and adjusts on a rotating basis.

5. Students self-assess by recording in their -Measurement Journal- on -My Measurement Instrument Usage Chart- and by inserting their copies of the -Orange Freeze Recipe- and -Multiplying the Recipe Worksheet- in their -Measurement Journal.-

6. The teacher collects the -Measurement Journals- to assess student accuracy in multiplication on the -Multiplying the Recipe Worksheet.-

7. Students prepare and eat the recipe after it has frozen.

Assessments

Students self-assess by recording in their Measurement Journal on My Measurement Instrument Usage Chart and by inserting their copies of the Orange Freeze Recipe and Multiplying the Recipe Worksheet in their Measurement Journal. The teacher collects the Measurement Journals to assess student accuracy in multiplication on the Multiplying the Recipe Worksheet.
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