# Not enough mashed potatoes

Updated for 2023!Using his famous mashed potato recipe, Brian has asked students

• to change decimals to fractions,
• to calculate ingredient measures for various-sized Thanksgiving servings,
• to explain their thinking in calculating these figures
• and to judge how many servings could be created from 7½ pounds of potatoes.

The Activity: not-enough-potatoes2023.pdf

CCSS: 5.NF.6, 5.NF.6, 6.RP.1, 6.RP.2, 6. RP.3, 7.RP.1

For members we have an editable Word docx and solutions below.

We've been given an extension to this lesson.

It's-all-gravy.pdf

and for members we have an editable docx and solutions.

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

Looking for another math lesson like this? Check out Big Burger

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