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Colossal Cinemas: Which Popcorn Popper? – Project

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 10 pages | Years: 4 - 6

A project that encourages students to use imperial and customary units to measure popcorn poppers and the popcorn they produce.

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This teaching resource is a project that teaches students how to measure popcorn using imperial and customary units, including ounces, pounds and cups. Students will study different-sized popcorn poppers and use their mathematical knowledge to determine which will meet the demand for popcorn at a popular movie cinema.

In this project, students will learn and engage with:

  • imperial units
  • algebra
  • statistical graphs
  • researching ideas and using prior knowledge
  • stimulus comprehension
  • number knowledge including addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

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  • Elizabeth Sam
    Hi. It would be great if an alternative could be provided in standard metric units. Cups, grams, kilograms etc.
    • Dean Hughes
      Hi Elizabeth! If you'd like to submit this as a change request that would be great! Click the 'Changes & Updates' tab above the comments section and let us know about this suggestion. Thanks!
  • Paul (Teach Starter)
    Hi Linda, We'll take look at it and get back to you!
  • Linda Mckenzie
    Hi. Can I please request an answer sheet. ASAP if possible. Thanks so much.
  • Cheryle
    Changes and updates Can an answer sheet be provided? Some comprehension are variable but many maths ones won’t be so it will just help reconfirm my answers.
    • Royce (Teach Starter)
      Hey Cheryle, thank you for your suggestion. We are currently working on some additional answers to go with this project. Stay tuned for an update soon.

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