Passover and Easter are almost here

6 activities!

Peeps - Students estimate the number of Peeps sold each Easter season.  They consider reasonability by making guesses they think might be too high and too low. Students determine necessary info, problem solve and improve their original estimates.  They conduct random samplings of their estimates and compare the mean of their estimates to the actual number of peeps sold each season. 7.SP.1, 7.SP.2, HS, MP1, MP2, MP3

Mom's matzoh ball soup - Let students review fractions as they triple my mom's matzoh ball soup recipe and try to change the recipe to create one giant matzoh ball. 5.NF, 6.NS, 7.NS, 7.EE, MP7, MP8
Giant Chocolate Bunnies
 - What can you deduce about the bunnies (pictured in this activity) from the descriptions given ... solid? hollow? cost per pound? cost per height? Anything else? 6.RP.A, 7.RP.A

Holiday candy sales - Students translate a pie chart of information on candy sales to actual dollars spent for various holidays. They then ponder the incredible amount spent in America on candy.  6.RP.3 , 7.RP.3  7.EE.3

Passover Macaroons - Halving and tripling fractional quantities for my recipe plus looking for a general, algebraic rule to accomplish any change of quantity. 5.NF, 6.NS, 7.NS, 7.EE, MP7, MP8

Dyeing eggs with food coloring - Students use the chart on the back of a food dye package to compare the divergent recipes listed for coloring a cake mix, icing, and dyeing eggs. They look for and create equivalent ratios and practice using the terms "saturation", "shade", and "hue". 4.NF, 5.NF, 6.RP.A, 7.RP.A

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