Relation to Standards

MathWe have drawn on the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics [http://www.enc.org/online/NCTM/280dtoc1.html] to develop this unit. These standards provide excellent guidelines for teachers on how to focus mathematics work in their classrooms.

As a math unit, the What's for Dinner? Unit addresses the following standards:

- "Students select and use an appropriate method for computing from among mental arithmetic, paper-and-pencil, calculator, and computer methods; use computation, estimation, and proportions to solve problems; use estimation to check the reasonableness of results." (grade 5-8 standard 7).
- "Students can use mathematics in other curriculum areas and use mathematics in their daily lives." (grade K-4 standard 4).