Proportions + Cooking = Learning

Mrs. Stowell was searching for a way to engage her students in a 6th grade proportions lesson, while at the same time showing them real world applications.  She came up with a great idea: a cooking lesson.  These students would be given a Marshmallow Ghosts recipe that serves 12, and use proportions to determine the necessary ingredients to serve the 30 students in the class.  After determining the ingredients, students cooked with Mrs. Stowell to make delicious Halloween treats.  As all students couldn’t cook at the same time, there were four stations set up in the class that students rotated through.  In addition to the cooking and recipe stations, there was a decimals station, and a poster station.  All students were engaged and left with smiles on their faces.  This is certainly an experience that Mrs. Stowell’s students will never forget.

If you would like a copy of the recipe worksheet, click Popcorn Ghost Worksheet.

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Posted on October 21, 2011, in Athena Middle Best Practices and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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