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Chocolate

In this activity students develop fraction concepts by reasoning about what choices they would make in order to get the most chocolate. Students determine how much candy they would receive as they enter one at a time and sit at one of three tables holding different amounts of candy which get shared equally. The activity includes the problem, tips for getting started, a teacher resource page, and a printable page of the problem.
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Contributed by: Millenium Mathematics Project, Publisher
Math TopicNumber Sense, Fractions, Basic Operations, Mathematical Practices, Mathematical Processes
Grade Level5, 6+
Resource TypeActivity

  • Additional Information
    • AudienceEducator, Learner
    • LanguageEnglish (United Kingdom)
    • Education Topic
    • Interdisciplinary Connection
    • Professional DevelopmentNo
    • ContributorMillenium Mathematics Project, Publisher
    • Publication Date2013
    • RightsCopyright (c) 1997-2012 University of Cambridge
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    • AccessFree access
  • Standards
    • Common Core State Standards for Mathematics

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  • User Comments
    • 5
      Great for Problem Solving and Reasoing
      By bethb on 09/03/2014 - 16:19
    • This problem presents students with a unique situations with an outcome that will change based on the decisions of those before them and those after them. Due to the changing nature of this problem it offers a great opportunity for group discussion.