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ERIC Number: EJ915485
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
Fixing Ganache: Another Real-Life Use for Algebra
Kalman, Adam M.
Mathematics Teacher, v104 n6 p416-419 Feb 2011
This article presents a real-world application of proportional reasoning and equation solving. The author describes how students adjust ingredient amounts in a recipe for chocolate ganache. Using this real-world scenario provided students an opportunity to solve a difficult and nonstandard algebra problem, a lot of practice with fractions, a realization that real-world problems sometimes have messy answers, and a motivation and an appreciation for studying proportions and equation solving. (Contains 3 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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