Tried it Tuesday - It's a Piece of Cake
Elementary AMC September 03, 2013
Hi everyone, today is my first official day of school!!! So I am sure I will be a little tired tonight so I am going to go ahead and link up with the awesome blogger Holly at Fourth Grade Flipper for her linky....
I am sharing something really quick and non-educational - well actually I did come up with an educational use - read on to find out more :).
So this summer I tried making cake with a can of pop, actually I tried it twice. This idea has been talked about in our staff room for awhile but I just never got around to trying it until this summer (sorry if you are like, ya, been there, done that!).
So, all you do is take a cake mix and one can of pop. Mix the two together and bake according to the directions on the box. I believe this is a Weight Watchers idea and you are supposed to use diet pop but I choose calories over chemicals and just use regular pop (I also choose calories over dealing with stress, emotions, conflict etc. haha!). I also use pop from a bottle - just use 350 mL or 12 oz. of pop for one box!
Okay, so how can you make this educational - tree diagrams. Give the students different cake options, pop options and topping options (icing, cool whip, whip cream) and have them figure out how many different combinations are possible. Vote on the combinations and make the top 2 or 3 (if you do not have 5 students with allergies in your class like I do!).
I will also thinking of measurement and conversions and ratios but my brain is too tired from all the BTS prep I have been doing to figure something out - sorry.
Hope everyone who is heading back to school today has an awesome first day and a great week!!