### Activity

## Classroom Idea: Consuming Milk

### Subject

Math, Science & Technology

### Grade Levels

Intermediate, 5th Grade

### Note

This "classroom idea" is provided to illustrate examples of each performance indicator. Teachers should feel free to use it or adapt it if they so desire. Some of the ideas exemplify more than one performance indicator and/or incorporate topics in science and technology. In those instances, the appropriate performance indicators will be identified.

### Authors

Mathematics Resource Guide with Core Curriculum Writing Team

### Description

Write an equation for the number of gallons of milk for any given number of students in the following situation:

Two out of every three students who eat in the cafeteria drink a half-pint of white milk. If 450 students eat in the cafeteria, how many gallons of milk are consumed?

### Source

Mathematics Resource Guide with Core Curriculum Writing Team. “Classroom Ideas.” Mathematics Resource Guide with Core Curriculum, New York State Department of Education, 87.