Contemporary Mathematics

# Projects

## Cooking

1. Take a favorite recipe that uses customary measures and convert the measures and cooking temperature to the metric system.
2. Find a recipe that uses metric measures and convert the measures and cooking temperature to the U.S. Customary System of Measurement, using cups, tablespoons, or teaspoons as required.
3. What did you observe? Was it easier to convert from one system to another? Which system allows for more precise measurements? What kitchen tools would you need in your kitchen if you used the metric system?

## Shopping

1. Compare the average gas price in California to the average gas price in Puerto Rico.
2. What conversions did you need to make to do the comparison?
3. Do you think that the price of the gasoline is affected by the units in which it is sold?

## Sports

1. What system of measurement is used for track and field events? Why do you think this system is used?
2. What system of measurement is used for football? Why do you think this system is used?
3. Research various sports records. Which units of measurement is used? What do you think influenced the unit of measure used?
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