# ALEX Classroom Resource

## Cupcake Mix Meets Fractions

Classroom Resource Information

Title:

Cupcake Mix Meets Fractions

URL:

https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/vtl07.math.number.fra.cupcakemix/cupcake-mix-meets-fractions-cyberchase/

Content Source:

PBS
Type: Audio/Video

Overview:

In this video segment from Cyberchase, Bianca helps a friend get ready for a school bake sale. They are making cupcakes but when they realize that the recipe only makes a dozen cupcakes, decide it is not enough. They want to make double that amount, so they decide to double the recipe, which includes doubling a fraction that results in an improper fraction.

Content Standard(s):
 Mathematics MA2015 (2016) Grade: 5 11 ) Add and subtract fractions with unlike denominators (including mixed numbers) by replacing given fractions with equivalent fractions in such a way as to produce an equivalent sum or difference of fractions with like denominators. [5-NF1] Example: 2/3 + 5/4 = 8/12 + 15/12 = 23/12. (In general, a/b + c/d = (ad + bc)/bd.) NAEP Framework NAEP Statement:: 8NPO3a: Perform computations with rational numbers. NAEP Statement:: 8NPO6b: Provide a mathematical argument to explain operations with two or more fractions. Alabama Alternate Achievement Standards AAS Standard: M.AAS.5.11- Use a model to add and subtract fractional parts with like denominators.
Tags: fractions, improper fractions, mixed numbers
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