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					                The Pumpkin Pack – Math
                  Pumpkin Pie for All!

     This free activity is one activity included in
The Pumpkin Pack – a collection of activities that could
be completed over a span of a few days, or during one fun-filled
pumpkin day. Activities cover the areas of science (buoyancy), math
(circumference, scatterplot graphs, equivalent fractions, word
problems), language arts (figurative language), and visual arts.
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     In this math activity for multiplication and equivalent
fractions, students are given a word problem to solve. They are
given a recipe for a pumpkin pie that makes 8 servings. They must
then alter the measurements and rewrite the recipe so that each
member of the class gets one piece at school, and gets to take
home one entire pie for Thanksgiving dinner.
     Students are asked to show all their work, and explain their
thinking at each step of the word problem.
            The Pumpkin Patch – Student Math Sheet
                      Pumpkin Pie for All!


     Scenario: Your class is making pumpkin pie.
Unfortunately, the only recipe you could find makes one pie
with 8 servings. How can you alter the measurements to
rewrite the recipe so that each member of the class gets one
piece at school (don’t forget about the adults), and gets to
take home one full pie for Thanksgiving dinner? Show all your
work and explain your thinking at each step of the word
problem.



Original Recipe: Pumpkin Pie – makes one whole pie with 8 servings

For the crust:     1 cup flour
                   ½ teaspoon salt
                   1/3 cup shortening or lard
                   2 tablespoons ice water

For the filling:   3 eggs
                   2 cups pumpkin puree
                   ½ cup heavy cream
                   ½ cup brown sugar
                   1 teaspoon cinnamon
                   ½ teaspoon ginger
                   ¼ teaspoon ground cloves
                   ½ teaspoon salt
           The Pumpkin Patch – Student Math Sheet
                     Pumpkin Pie for All!

Show your work and explain your thinking:




The new recipe will make ___________ servings. (Remember – 8 servings per pie)


Modified Pumpkin Pie Recipe:
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