Franklin Elementary School Luncheon Inspired by Fractions and Decimals

Franklin Elementary School Luncheon Inspired by Fractions and Decimals
Posted on 02/19/2019
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Franklin Elementary School’s Team Enterprise, Team Voyager, and Team Triumph decided to put a spin on learning about fractions and decimals with an engaging cooking project.

Students were presented with a deeper learning scenario: How do you prepare a luncheon for a large group of guests?

“Our students became event coordinators,” says teacher, Jordan Pollard. “They researched the recipes they wanted to cook. After choosing recipes, they used fraction operations to adjust the serving size to their number of guests. Then students used decimal operations to cost out their budget. After creating their budget and making their shopping lists, teachers headed to the grocery store!”

During the project, Sodexo Food Service Manager, Steve Kosnar, gave a presentation on kitchen and food safety. Joe Aiello, husband of Mrs. Aiello (a teacher at Franklin) provided instruction on graphic design to help students create invitations and table settings.

All of their hard work paid off as they cooked and served their meals to their invited guests: Mayor Devine, Officer Rod Nelson, Principal Mrs. Connors, Deeper Learning Coach Mr. Foster, School Secretary Mrs. Mattern, and teachers from Franklin Elementary School.

“Having students put their thinking into action is what deeper learning is all about,” said Pollard. “Our students took what they learned and applied it to a real life situation!”