Saffron and paella

paellaIn order to cook Paella (a delicious Spanish rice dish) I needed to buy Saffron spice.  It was hugely expensive.  So, I've decided to start a business of growing saffron and becoming immensely wealthy.

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How long will it take me to make my fortune? This is a very rich task involving conversions, patterns, spatial reasoning and modular arithmetic.  Great for a class activity or challenge work for high performers.


For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions with teaching tips.

Paella.docx      Paella-solution.pdf

CCSS: 5.OA, 7.RP, 8.SP, HSS, HSN

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