Blog Categories

Crazy Cocktails – Ratio and Proportion gets a facelift!
March 28, 2012

Ratio and proportion is such a hands on topic it deserves more than a lesson on recipes for spaghetti Bol and pancakes. So why not try out some cocktails!

This has to be one of my favourite lessons, ideally ran over two sessions. In session one you discuss recipes and strategies for working out different quantities (example of Pomegranate Paradise is below), students then complete the four modeled examples on this sheet. In the next session students use the examples for inspiration and make up their own cocktail, they have to work out the cost of making 100 and the % profit (worksheet here). Then they get to make it and sample their hard work! You will need to borrow some measuring jugs from food tech and make a trip to home-bargains for some cheap ingredients.

My students loved this lesson and even stayed at break to make another one! There really is a lot of Maths involved, they have to work out proportions, convert measures, calculate cost, profit and then interpret scales and they certainly won’t be forgetting it in a hurry!

Get in touch @numberloving and check out our free and premium resources in our NumberLoving Store.

You may also like…

Puzzle me this?? Halloween Picto-Puzzles Freebie

Following the success of our Valentine’s picto-puzzles we’ve put together a set of Hauntingly Halloween picture puzzles. Great as a quick starter and application of the order of operations. Easy to display or print. Pupils should assume all pictures take integer...

Author

Sharon Derbyshire

Categories

Comments

0 Comments

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. End of term resources « Number Loving - [...] also be using Hama beads and this Cocktails project which I have blogged about previously. If we get any nice weather the cocktails…
  2. Number loving out and about « Number Loving - [...] Cocktails using ratio and proportion from our crazy cocktails blog [...]

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published.

%d bloggers like this: