An AskERIC Lesson Plan
AUTHOR: Terra Shea DeSpain-Lyon, University of North Texas
Date: March 27, 1996
Grade Level: 5-7
Overview: Many students can test well on multipying and dividing fractions, but when it comes to real ce7 life situations do not understand how to use their knowledge.
Purpose: To assess students' working knowledge of fraction multiplication and division.
Objective: Students will be able to apply what they've learned about fractions to a real life situation.
Materials: Measuring cups, measuring teaspoons, measuring tablespoons, ingredients for a choosen recipe, access to an oven and refrigerator.
Activities and Procedures:
Note: Have some copies of recipes for students to take home if needed. They may not have access at home. A good recipe to use with lots of nice fractions and easily made in school is attached.
1 C butter or margerine, softened
2 C granulated sugar
2 t vanilla
1 1/3 C flour
3/4 C Hershey's Cocoa
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
2/3 C chopped nuts, optional
1/3 C butter or margerine
2 (3-ounce) packages of cream cheese softened
1/3 C granulated sugar
2 T flour
3/4 t vanilla
Cream together liquid ingredients from top half of recipe. In seperate bowl, mix dry ingredients. Gradually add dry ingredients to wet ingredients and then add nuts. Do the same with the bottom ingredients. Spread half of the first batter into a greased baking pan. Spread second mixture over chocolate mixture. Then spread the remaining of the first mixture over the top. Swirl with a spatula or fork. Bake at 350 for 40 to 50 minutes or until brownie pulls away from side. cool in pan. Cut in squares. 0