**Act 1:** Take a look at the promo at Moe's. What is the first question that comes to mind?

How much does a 42-gallon jug of Chili Con Queso cost? How many cups or bowls of Chili Con Queso is that?

Before embarking on the problem solving process, consider asking kids for a best guess, then for a guess that might be too high, and finally for a guess that is probably too low.

**Act 2:** What information would be useful? Ask students to consider what info they need to answer these questions.

Moe's now has a published price for the Chili Con Queso.

Here is pricing for regular Queso & ounces in a Moe's cup and bowl:

Ounces, cups & gallons conversion chart:

**Act 3:** Have students share solutions strategies. Consider posters, doc camera, or gallery walk sharing. Focus on the process. What strategies did students use to solve? What common themes do we see? **Click here for an email from Moe's PR department giving the cost & a solution.**

**Activity sheet: [email protected]**

For members we have an editable Word docx, teaching tips, and solution methods.

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CCSS: 5.NBT.5, 5.MD.1, 6.RP

And of course you and your students could research other questions, like what does 42 gallons of queso look like? How many servings? How much fat? How many calories?

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Crushed today's lesson with a 20 minute @Yummymath discussion about 42 gallons of Queso. #reallifemath!

— Mike Del Greco (@MrDGmath) March 23, 2015

@Yummymath you had me at queso. (Also, I think the lesson needs to start with teacher yelling "Welcome to Moe's!" as students come in.)

— Meg Craig (@mathymeg07) March 22, 2015