Raspberry Chocolate Heart Cake

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Have you ever finished a piece of cake and wished you had more? Solve this common dilemma with math! A straightforward worksheet prompts middle schoolers to use the given dimensions of a heart-shaped cake when planning to bake two larger versions.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Have small groups complete the activity as a math warm-up on Valentine's Day
  • Assign the worksheet for homework or extra credit
  • Treat the class to a real chocolate raspberry cake once they complete the activity
  • Use reflection questions as an exit ticket or group discussion after solving the problem
Classroom Considerations

  • Struggling learners may need some modeling for the first cake before working independently on the second
  • Answer key and editable version of the worksheet are only available with a paid membership
Pros

  • Two-page format makes it easy to copy and distribute the worksheet
  • Problem-solving activity is creative and engaging
  • Unique cake shape adds an extra challenge
  • Encourages learners to solve the problem twice by making two cakes
Cons

  • None