An activity uses the visual element of sugar cubes to examine how much sugar is included in drinks packaged in various sizes. Activity sheets are included.

Footnotes

Edited by Barbara Zorin, drbzorin@gmail.com, MATHbonesPro, and carrie Fink, cfink@methow.org, liberty bell Junior-Senior High School, Winthrop, Washington. Submit manuscripts through http://mtms.msubmit.net.

Contributor Notes

Caroline B. Ebby, cbe@gse.upenn.edu, is a lecturer at the Graduate School of education, University of Pennsylvania, and senior researcher at the Consortium for Policy research in education (CPre). She is co-director of the Community based Math Project, a group of university faculty, graduate students, and middle school math teachers who design and adapt locally relevant mathematics curriculum to increase access to math for urban youth. Her research focuses on using formative assessment to improve math instruction.

(Corresponding author is Ebby cbe@gse.upenn.edu)
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School

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