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?…

On a cold and snowy day in Boston, two chefs created a huge Key Lime pie to remind the frozen people of the Northeast how tasty and warm the Keys of Florida are. After you show this movie to your…

I have been doing a little shopping for Sweet Heart Candies. I came across these three deals online. Which should I select? In this activity students determine which package of Necco Sweet Heart Candies is the best deal. Students are…

I make the best, best, really best pie. Every year more and more people come to our house on Thanksgiving morning for my famous pumpkin pie and a hike in the nearby woods. This year 23 people have already accepted.…

In 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.

In this activity students do a little comparison shopping as they determine which size Goldfish product is the best deal. Students are introduced to the ratio table as a tool for determining equivalent ratios and comparing different rates. Students graph cost per ounce relationships and answer a…

Check out the new Flatizza from Subway. If the slice of pizza is from an 18-inch pizza cut into eight pieces, which deal is better when comparing area of pizza and cost? How does the area of a square pizza…

Which is more expensive; gasoline? milk? or cola? Students calculate the per ounce cost of each of these liquids in a story about a man doing errands. After finding the per ounce price, students find costs of gasoline, milk and…

Passover begins this year on Friday evening, April 22nd, 2016, with a Passover seder dinner. Passover is one of the three high holidays in the Jewish calendar and celebrates the Exodus of Jews from slavery in Egypt. Let your students…

In this activity students decide how to divide 2 pizzas amongst 6 adults and 3 pizzas amongst 8 kids. Fractional pizza parts need to be drawn and considerations discussed about which fractions are greater. Students interpret a fraction as division…

For Saint Patrick’s Day add a little nutrition math to your celebration. In this post we look at calories, carbohydrates, sugars, fats, and proteins to decide what would be left for our day’s meal allotment after we had lunch and…

In this fraction operation and representation activity, students are asked to decide how much of my cake was eaten. Using fraction multiplication (or angle measure if that is where you need an activity) they find out how much someone owes…

Dunkin Donuts is promoting variety in their mixtures of hot chocolate. Let your students try to figure out how many ways they can create their drink as they calculate the number of combinations possible in our story of stopping for…

Olympic torches are being carried to the deepest lake, the highest European mountain, into space, and around the host country to bring the Olympic flame to Sochi on February 7, 2014. In this activity, students can witness the Torchs’ trip…

Halloween means lots of candy and chocolate. In this activity students approximate the volume (through finding the morsel’s base area) of three different pieces of chocolate. The chocolates are shaped like a heart, a bat (for Halloween) and a chocolate…