These activities will help students build their skills in working with fractions, decimals, ratios, and percent.
Activity 1: Sweet Success
Businesses that sell food products often need to combine ingredients in the correct amounts. They also need to determine what price to charge for the products they sell.
In this activity, you will use fractions and decimals to connect the weights and prices of fruits and nuts and identify a sale price for an Apple Cherry Mix.
Use the Important Facts to complete the activity.
- Ingredients in Apple Cherry Mix (1 bag)
- ¾ pound of dried apples
- ½ pound of dried cherries
- ¼ pound of walnuts
- Cost of Ingredients
- Dried apples: $2.80 per pound
- Dried cherries: $4.48 per pound
- Walnuts: $3.96 per pound
Check your answers against the answer sheet.
Extend the Project
Write a recipe for a fruit salad. Be sure to include the amount (in pounds) of each fruit in your salad. Research the cost per pound of the fruits and determine how much you should charge for your salad. Explain how you determined the cost of the salad.