I found myself doing some very important math today that was very much similar to a couple projects I've assigned. So next time they ask me that question I plan to share this with them...just kidding, that would be way inappropriate. But I'll share it here since we're all adults. Maybe I could change it a bit to share with them.
I came across a recipe on pinterest for strawberry peach sangria but it was only the amounts for one serving.
|Recipe is from Joe's Crab Shack |
in case you were curious
Totally a math problem.
And the follow up question...if I make it so that I use the entire bottle, will it all fit into my pitcher? Or maybe, if I only want to make enough to fill the pitcher how much of everything should I use?
It's kinda like a totally school inappropriate 3 Act right?
So this would be my act 2 info:
|Information from the bottle|
|Pitcher information from here|
I've got nothing fun to share for act 3 since I didn't actually make it yet. I could take a picture later though to complete the task.
I do have my work though. Yes I did pull out a notebook and calculator fyi. I'm cool like that.
So it will not all fit in my pitcher at once. Especially since that 114 oz. doesn't include the Sprite and fruit.
One interesting thing that did come to mind though was the idea of unit conversions. I needed to go from liters to ounces. If this were a project I'd teach kids all sorts of ways to do this using ratios and proportions and make them show their work.
But I didn't do any of this. I totally cheated.
I opened up Wolfram Alpha and typed "1.5 L to oz" and had my answer in a fraction of a second. I'm not saying we should teach kids to "cheat" but considering the fact that so many of them walk around with pretty powerful technology in their pockets, maybe it would be more useful to teach them how to use it. Because in all honesty, if I have my phone/iPad/computer with me I'm going to take the shortcut every single time.
Just something I'm thinking about. Thoughts? Ideas perhaps on how to make this school appropriate?