Big Burger 2013
Time to treat the kids to ratios, proportions, fractions and big burgers! In this activity students explore ratio of the different ingredients in the world’s largest burger. They then apply this ratio of ingredients to other giant burgers. This is a delicious math activity for exploring ratios and fractions with kids.
The activity focuses on the use of a ratio table. Give your students the opportunity to informally work their way to solutions using the ratio table. Check out the videos about the “big burger” below. Thank you to Robert Kaplinsky (check out his great math activities on his website) for letting us know about the videos from the History Channel.
CCSS: 5.NF.6 , 5.NF.6 , 6.RP.1 , 6.RP.2 , 6. RP.3
Three teachers in Georgia created a version of this post that they felt was suitable for their 5th grade students. Many thanks to Jenise Sexton, Michael Wiernicki, and Graham Fletcher for sharing their adaptation with all of us. largest-hamburger-ever-5th.pdf also CCSS: 5.NBT.7
For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions below.