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Burning off a Big Mac® doesn't seem like a big feat until you calculate the minutes of exercise necessary to break even. Young mathematicians look at different menu items in relation to different body weights and exercises to calculate the time it takes to burn off the calories. The lesson incorporates teaching guidelines and good follow-up questions. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Implement the activity before the Thanksgiving break to calculate calories consumed
  • Use the extension activities for further exploration into the topic
Classroom Considerations

  • The NPR audio clip is posted on the interactive page under Q5
  • The links for the attachments expire after one day
Pros

  • Has an underlying message of revealing the high calories in fast food
  • Comes with links to a downloadable teacher guide, worksheet, and extension activities
Cons

  • None
Common Core