Fraction Project

Name ____________________________________________ Date ________________

Making a Recipe Booklet Applying Mathematical Skills to Real Life Situations

Materials Needed:

Recipe books, magazines, newspapers, construction paper, drawing paper, pencils, glue, colored pencils, scissors, markers, crayons, stapler, yarn, hole punch, brads


1.      Find three recipes (your choice) from magazines, newspapers, or recipe books. Each recipe must contain at least one whole number, one mixed number, and one fraction.

2.      Copy or cut out the complete recipes, including the ingredients and the directions.

3.      For each recipe, cut out or draw pictures of the ingredients and/or of the finished recipe.

4.      You will need to double two of your recipes and triple one of them

5.      Take the recipe that you have decided to double. Glue the original recipe to a piece of construction paper. At the bottom of the page, write Doubled.

6.      Recopy the ingredients of this recipe with the new doubled amount. (To double a recipe, add the amounts together) Remember to double the number of servings (if this amount is stated on the original recipe).

7.      Add the appropriate pictures to this page.

8.      On a new sheet of construction paper, glue the second recipe that you have decided to double. At the bottom of the page, write Doubled.

9.      Recopy these ingredients with the new, doubled amounts. Also give the new amount of servings.

10.    Decorate this page with the pictures you chose for this recipe.

11.    Glue the third recipe to another sheet of construction paper. Write Tripled on the bottom of the page.

12.    Recopy the ingredients, with each amount tripled. (To triple a recipe, add the amount three times) Include the new serving amount.

13.    Decorate the page with the pictures selected for this recipe.

14.    Create a “cover page” for your recipe book. This page should have a title, a cover illustration, and your name on it.

15.    Put your pages together to make a booklet. You may staple it, use yarn or brads to bind it together.

16.    Complete your book by adding “extras” that would be found in a real recipe book. The extras are up to you, so take advantage of the opportunity to be creative: fanciful page numbers, a dedication, a measurement conversion page, a few “approach to cooking tips”, etc.

17.  Please make sure that it looks nice.  Take pride in your work.

18.  I will give bonus points for creativity and extra recipe work etc...












Name ___________________________________ Date ________________

Making a Recipe Booklet Applying Mathematical Skills to Real Life Situations


Example of a DOUBLED Recipe

Original Recipe:

Peanut Butter Delight

2 c. sugar whole number

4 Tbsp. cocoa

1⁄2 tsp. salt        fraction

1⁄2 stick margarine

1⁄2 c. milk

2 1⁄2 c. uncooked oatmeal mixed number

1⁄2 c. peanut butter

1 tsp. vanilla

Mix sugar, cocoa, and salt in a saucepan. Add margarine and milk. Bring to a boil (boil 1 1⁄2 minutes). Stir constantly. Remove from heat and add remaining ingredients. Mix for 1 minute. Drop by spoonfuls on wax paper. Let stand until firm.

Makes about 2 dozen cookies.

Doubled Version:

4 c. sugar 2 + 2 = 4

8 Tbsp. cocoa 4 + 4 = 8

1 tsp. salt ½ + ½ =  2/2 or 1

1 stick margarine ½ + ½ = 2/2 or 1

1 cup milk ½ + ½ = 2/2 or 1

5 c. uncooked oatmeal 2 ½ + 2 ½ = 4 2/2 or 5

1 cup peanut butter ½ + ½ = 2/2 or 1

2 tsp. vanilla

1 + 1 = 2

Makes about 4 dozen cookies. 2 x 2=4


 Grading Rubric

What is needed

What it is worth

What you got

3 recipes, each containing a fraction, a mixed number, and a whole number

30 points


Recipe doubled correctly

10 points


2nd Recipe doubled correctly

10 points


Recipe tripled correctly

10 points


Pictures added to each recipe page(5 points per page)

15 points


Title for your book and your name

10 points


Something extra added

5 points



5 points


Turned in on time

5 points


Total of possible points for project Due on Dec 14

100 points



Toni Thomas,
Nov 28, 2011, 11:40 AM