Who Cut The Cheese?

Who knew cutting the cheese could be so difficult? What would happen if a gigantic cube of cheese fell into Central Park, New York? Students will use measurement and proportional reasoning to determine what to do with all of this cheese.

Mathematical Domains: Measurement and Data, Numbers and Operations, Ratios and Proportional Relationships, The Number System

Standards: Grade Levels 6, 7, 8: 6.RP.A.1, 6.RP.A.2, 6.RP.A.3, 6.RP.A.3b, 6.RP.A.3c, 6.RP.A.3d, 6.NS.A.1, 6.G.A.1, 6.G.A.2, 7.RP.A.1, 7.RP.A.2, 7.RP.A.2a, 7.RP.A.2b, 7.RP.A.2c, 8.G.9

Topics: Measurement, Pythagorean Theorem, Rates, Area, Perimeter, Percents

Grade Level(s): 6, 7, 8

Duration: Approximately 3 to 5 days

Resource: Lesson Plans (Individual), PowerPoint Presentations, PDF, Activities