Using his famous mashed potato recipe, Brian has asked students

*to change decimals to fractions,**to calculate ingredient measures for various-sized Thanksgiving gatherings,**to explain their thinking in calculating these figures**and to judge how many servings could be created from 7 ½ pounds of potatoes.*

The Activity: not-enough-potatoes.pdf

**CCSS: 5.NF.6 , 5.NF.6 , 6.RP.1 , 6.RP.2 , 6. RP.3 , 7.RP.1
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For members we have an editable Word doc and solutions below.

not-enough-potatoes.docx not-enough-potatoes-solutions.pdf

We've just been given an extension to this lesson.

and for members we have an editable docx and solutions.

It's-all-gravy.docx It's-all-gravy-solution.pdf

**Teacher feedback:** *Just finished this activity and my 7th graders loved it. They were so creative finding different ways to make 32 servings. Each student was trying to out-do the other with more complex use of serving amounts and proportions. Lots of fun!* - Mrs. Keli Leunes, Math Teacher, PAAAS Plainfield, NJ

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