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Chapter 05 Challenge Project

Big Recipes

For this project you will be working with recipes.  You will be doubling, tripling, and quadrupling three different recipes.  The recipes you use need to be found on the internet.  You need an appetizer recipe, a main dish recipe, and a dessert recipe.  Once you have found three different recipes you need to do the following in neat function tables on your display board.

Type up each recipe in Microsoft Publisher using pictures to decorate the page and make the recipe look appealing.

Create three different function tables for each recipe.  Each recipe must have a table that doubles, triples, and quadruples the ingredients.  At the bottom of each table tell me how many servings you will have once the recipe is doubled, tripled, or quadrupled.

Now you must figure out how much you will increase each recipe in order to have enough servings for your whole class, the whole 5th grade, and the whole school.

Answer the following questions…
  • What does serving mean when you see it on a recipe?
  • Why is it important to know how many servings are in a recipe?
  • Is it helpful to use a function table when figuring out how much you will need of each ingredient when making the recipe larger.

For extra credit/ extensions do both or choose one
  • Ask your teacher if you could demonstrate how to follow a recipe for your class.  You could make no-bake cookies, sandwich, etc…  If you would like to do this at home with your parents you will need someone to take pictures of you making the item and then display your steps on your display board.
  • You could create a short quiz for your audience to see of they understand how to use your recipe function table example (if I am doubling my recipe I will use which type of problem to find out how may cups of flour I will need      3X=6     3+X=6      3-X=6      3/X=6  )


Finally you must make sure all of your tables are created in a computer program. is a good one.  Make sure they are neat and all of your lines exact.  You can write the numbers in your tables by hand but the table must be done and printed out using your laptop. 


Making the Grade

Scoring Guide




Points Possible


3 recipes neatly typed up with pictures



3 function tables for each recipe

3  function tables for each recipe doubling, tripling, and quadrupling each recipe



Class, grade, school function table

Function table for each recipe showing class, grade, school and how much you are increasing each by




Answer each question using complete sentences




Some Links to Help with your Project:

Math Connects eGlossary

Math Connects Math Tool Chest

Math Connects Virtual Manipulatives