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Word Problem Wednesday: Cooking Math And Chocolate Mousse

Nov 28, 2018

What’s your favorite dessert? Is it cookies? Chocolate? It’s the holiday season, which means time for cooking and food...and math! Whether you’re doing elementary or high school math, cooking is a perfect opportunity to practice kids math learning in a fun, real world situation.

This week’s word problem challenge gives students an opportunity to use math skills such as measurement, multiplication and division. Look below to help Minnie figure out how to divide her chocolate mousse among friends. Be sure to come back tomorrow to check your solution with ours,

Question: Minnie makes 3 pints of chocolate mousse and divides it into 4 servings. How many cups of chocolate mousse are in each serving?


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