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Fractions - Recipe project

Fractions - Recipe project

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I want to teach the students a real life way to use fractions with cooking recipes. I also want them to convert the recipe so they can use the skill of adding fractions. Has anyone done something similar to this? I'm looking for ideas as to how to get it started, make a rubric, and wondering whether to make it an in class or home project. Thanks!

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kristie Pace's picture

I have been doing recipes with my kids to teach measurement but I can see easily how I can move to fractions from what you've done. How can I get your templates?

Brad Heintz's picture
Brad Heintz
7th and 8th Grade Math Teacher

Jayne could I get the templets for your Recipe Project?

Karen Hidalgo's picture
Karen Hidalgo
5th grade teacher from Austin Texas

I had used a Food Network Project to teach fractions and am now having difficulty finding it....hmmmmmmmm.....

Jayne Williams's picture
Jayne Williams
Retired Math teacher in North Carolina.

I have a Fraction Recipe Project I can send all the templates to you. I believe this project is what you might be looking for. Email me at

Mary Beth's picture
Mary Beth
6th grade math CT

Jayne - the Recipe Project is exactly what I am looking for. Any chance you still have the project and templets?

Jamie Starling's picture
Jamie Starling
5th grade teacher in Tennessee

I like to have parents bring in electic skillets and the kids each bring in an item for No Bake Cookies. The kids get to practice measurements and fractions. Dividing up the cookies evenly once they are cooled adds more math into the mix.

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