# Recipes

Warmup

Activity #1

Introduction to Recipe.

In this exercise, you are going to work with the following diagrams representing three mixtures of powdered drink mix and water.

How would the taste of Mixture A compare to the taste of Mixture B?

• Complete the following statements:

(1.) Mixture B uses ______ cups of water and ______ teaspoons of drink mix.

(2.) The ratio of cups of water to teaspoons of drink mix in Mixture B is ________.

(3.) Mixture C uses ______ cups of water and ______ teaspoons of drink mix.

(4.) The ratio of cups of water to teaspoons of drink mix in Mixture C is ________.

(5.) How would the taste of Mixture B compare to the taste of Mixture C?

A recipe for one batch of cookies calls for 5 cups of flour and 2 teaspoons of vanilla.

• On the applet below, use the Pen tool to draw a diagram that shows the amount of flour and vanilla needed for two batches of cookies.

(1.) How many batches can you make with 15 cups of flour and 6 teaspoons of vanilla?

(2.) How much flour and vanilla would you need for 5 batches of cookies?

Whether the ratio of cups of flour to teaspoons of vanilla is 5:2, 10:4 or 15:6, the recipes would make cookies that taste the same. We call these equivalent ratios.

(3.) Find another ratio of cups of flour to teaspoons of vanilla that is equivalent to these ratios. How many batches can you make using this new ratio of ingredients?

Activity #2

Recipe Planning.

You are making cupcakes for a bake sale, but are unsure of the correct ratio of food coloring to get the right purple. You decide to make purple frosting by adding 3 drops of red food coloring for every 1 drop of blue food coloring.

• Fill in the table below the amount of red drops you would need for each different amount of blue drops.​

Activity #3

Compare the Taste of Mixtures by Applying Ratios.

In this exercise, you are going to work with diagrams representing three mixtures of powdered drink mix and water:

• Study the diagrams in the applet below and answer the questions that follow.
• Use the diagram in the applet above to complete the following sentences.

(1.) Mixture B uses ______ cups of water and ______ teaspoons of drink mix. The ratio of cups of water to teaspoons of drink mix in Mixture B is ________.

(2.) Mixture C uses ______ cups of water and ______ teaspoons of drink mix. The ratio of cups of water to teaspoons of drink mix in Mixture C is ________.

(3.) How would the taste of Mixture B compare to the taste of Mixture C?

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