The Giant Cookie Dilemma

Explore the dimensions of circles with a nontraditional approach. Learners build a plan to share a large cookie with the class by cutting it in half. The lesson requires individuals to consider concentric circles as the preferred approach.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Provide each learner a circular piece of paper to represent the cookie in the problem
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires geometric tools
  • Expects proficiency with fraction operations
Pros

  • Includes a handout for pupils to follow as they complete the lesson
  • Asks pupils to analyze patterns and make conclusions
Cons

  • None