Authentic Applications for Multiplying Fractions

Authentic Applications for Multiplying Fractions
Posted on 04/18/2018
Authentic Applications for Multiplying Fractions

By Cole Lutz, Fifth Grade Student

The first thing that everyone had to do for the recipe project was find a recipe.  The recipe had to have at least six ingredients, four of which had to be different fractions and mixed numbers.   We had to do two things to pretend that we had real-world situations.  First, we had to double all of the ingredients in the recipes.  Then, we had to cut them in half.  The way we celebrated was that several parents helped their child make the actual recipe at home.  Finally, students sent in food and everyone ate while we finished our documents.