Ratios and Lemonade: Middle School

Turning Lemons into Profit

Students will apply content of a Newsela article to make real world math connections. Students will be able to use ratios to calculate the expenses of a product and determine prices that will earn a profit. To view and edit the full lesson open the PDF or .docx below. 

Curriculum Connections

  • Math: Ratios, Proportions, Profit

Newsela Article

Learning Objective

  • Today I am learning…to calculate expenses and profits.
  • So I can…how to understand how to manage a small business and learn about finance.
  • I know I understand when…I can calculate the expenses and profit of a product.  
  • Students will be able to…calculate the expenses of a product and determine prices that will earn a profit.

Learning Standard

Common Core Standards

CCSS.Math.Content.6.RP.A.3.d
Use ratio reasoning to convert measurement units; manipulate and transform units appropriately when multiplying or dividing quantities.

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