Really big pumpkins


Mathias Willemijns’ 2,624.6-pound pumpkin

Let your students marvel at World Record winning giant pumpkins as they use proportions to calculate the quantities of pumpkin puree and the number of pumpkin pies that could be made from one of these giants.  To introduce the task you might show this cool time lapse video of a giant pumpkin from planting to harvest.


CCSS: 7.RP.1, 7.RP.3, MP.1, MP.7

For our members we have an editable Word docx and solutions below.

BigPumpkins2017.docx         BigPumpkins2017-solution.pdf

Check out & share this interesting article from TIME The Great Pumpkin Race.

Or, how many pies should I make?  How much of each ingredient will I need? What quantities should I buy at the grocery store? = Delicious pumpkin pie

from Yummy Math


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