Nana's Lemonade

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Consistency is the key. One lemon wedge per glass of water makes a nice glass of lemonade. Young scholars must identify the number of lemon wedges they need to make the same lemonade in a big gulp cup. They develop their own solution methods to determine the equivalent ratio.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Bring different size containers and food coloring for pupils to test their solution methods
  • Have pupils graph the different ratios on a coordinate plane to make a connection to slope
Classroom Considerations

  • Builds on an understanding of equivalent fractions
Pros

  • Encourages estimation prior to finding a solution
  • Incorporates different mathematical concepts in a single task
Cons

  • None
Common Core