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The Incredible Cookie Number Crunch

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Transcript of The Incredible Cookie Number Crunch

The Incredible Cookie Number Crunch
Double Tree Chocolate Chip Cookies
Step 1 : Word Problem

Four friends buy 36 cookies for$12. Each person contributes the following amount of money:

Friend #1 - $2
Friend #2 - $3
Friend #3 - $4
Friend #4 - $3
Every person gets cookies,this is the amount they each receive.
Friend #1 gets
6
cookies.
Friend #2 gets
9
cookies.
Friend #3 gets
12
cookies.
Friend #4 gets
9
cookies.
This is the number proportional to the money paid.


Friend #3 gave half of his cookies to friend #2, friend #3 now has
6
cookies.
Step 2:The Recipe Worksheet

Step 2 : Task #2


1 1/2 C. butter- softened
1 1/2 C. granulated sugar
3/4 C. firmly packed brown sugar
4 eggs
2 1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tsp. lemon juice
3 C. all-purpose flour
3/4 C. old-fashioned oatmeal - uncooked
3/4 tsp. baking soda
3 C. semi-sweeten Chocolate Chips
1 1/2 C. chopped walnuts (if desired)
Step 2 : Task #1

We were asked to make cookies for TMHS bake sale. Then all of a sudden we were told that there was approximately 3000 hungry tigers and family members. We soon realized that the recipe had to be increased by
125
times the original recipe, this only if each person has one cookie.

This our conversions after multiplying 125 times.
1 1/2 C. butter- softened =
187 1/2 C.
butter
1 1/2 C. granulated sugar =
182 1/2 C.
sugar
3/4 C. firmly packed brown sugar =
93 3/4 C.
brown sugar
4 eggs =
500
eggs
2 1/2 tsp. vanilla =
312 1/2 tsp.
vanilla
1 tsp lemon juice =
125 tsp.
lemon juice
3 C. all-purpose flour =
375 C.
flour
3/4 C. old-fashioned oatmeal - uncooked =
93 3/4 C.
oatmeal
3/4 tsp. baking soda =
93 3/4 tsp.
baking soda
1 tsp. salt =
125 tsp.
salt
3 C. semi-sweet chocolate chips =
375 C.
chocolate chips
1 1/2 chopped walnuts =
187 1/2 C.
chopped walnuts
When making something delicious we have to make sure there is enough of everything.However we discovered that there happened to be only 2 eggs in the refrigerator. Now we need to reduce the recipe by half the original amount, which was 24 cookies or 2 dozen. We then cut the recipe in half so, in the end there will only be
12
cookies instead.
Makes 24 cookies = 2 dozen
Half recipe ,12 cookies
1 1/2 C. butter-softened =
3/4 C.
butter
1 1/2 C. granulated sugar =
3/4 C.
sugar
3/4 C. firmly packed brown sugar =
1/4 C. + 2 Tbl
4 eggs =
2 eggs
2 1/2 tsp. vanilla =
1 1/4

tsp.
vanilla
1 tsp. lemon juice =
1/2 tsp.
lemon juice
3 C. all-purpose flour =
1 1/2 C.
flour
3/4 C. old-fashioned oatmeal - uncooked =
1/4 c. + 2 Tbl
3/4 tsp. baking soda =
1/4 C. + 2 tsp.
3 C. semi-sweeten Chocolate Chips =
1 1/2 c.
chocolate chips
1 1/2 C. chopped walnuts =
3/4 C.
Step 2 , Task #3 : Personal Evaluation
(Mikayla)
How confident are you in our ability to increase and reduce a recipe?

I am really confident in my ability to increase and reduce a recipe because during this project I realized how to actually do it.
I would not eat my modified recipe cookies because I really don't know well if they're good or not.
What I really want to know is: would you eat any of your modified recipe cookies?
How do you feel about you culinary skills?


I feel my culinary skills are very confident because if I just follow the directions I know it will come out right.

What did you apply you basic math skills to the real world?


I applied basic math skills to the real world because knowing fractions and multiplication comes in handy when cooking.


Step 2 , Task #3 : Personal Evaluation (Anne)
How confident are you in our ability to increase and reduce a recipe?

I am definetly confident when i have to increase and decrease. It is usually simple math, and i know to do that.
What I really want to know is: would you eat any of your modified recipe cookies?
I would absolutly try any recipe that i have modified. Although i dont think i will like every one that i create.
How do you feel about you culinary skills?

I have been baking for many years so, i am confident in what i do. However ever once in awhile there is a mishap.
What did you apply you basic math skills to the real world?
I applied my math skills to the reducing and increasing of the recipe. Also using multiplying, division, decimals and fractions in conversions are very useful.
Answers: in pink

Info
or intros
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In

black

or orange
Questions: in green
Amounts: In this color
Titles: In blue
Step 3: Finishing touches
Remember to bake at 350 degrees F for 13 - 15 minutes.
Always remember to enjoy the freshly baked cookies!
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