This lesson was developed as part of a class taken at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. The class is titled "Introduction to Educational Technology Integration" and is taught by Dr. David Bolton. The purpose of this lesson is for students to practice their percent calculations and graph making skills. Through this lesson they apply their mathematical skills to a real life situation. Students must research four fast food hamburgers (McDonald's quarter pounder, Wendy's classic single, Burger King's Whopper, and Arby's medium sized roast beef) and calculate the percent of fat grams to calories and percent of carbohydrates to calories. After they have calculated the percentages they will use the "Kidzone" website to create a bar graph for each percentage. Finally, students must interpret their data and choose the "better burger". Two types of multiple intelligence are addressed through this lesson. The first type of intelligence addressed is logical/mathematical intelligence. Students use their logical/mathematical intelligence when collecting data, making calculations, and then interpreting the data. The second type of intelligence that is addressed is interpersonal intelligence. Students are working in groups and must use their communication skills in order to complete their assignment. The highest cognitive level addressed in this assignment is evaluating. Students must judge the data they calculated and select the healthiest burger. Other cognitive levels are also addressed that fall below evaluating. These cognitive levels include analyzing and applying. Analyzing comes into play when students compare the data for the two hamburgers, and applying happens in the calculations of the data.


  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 6
  • Grade 7
  • Grade 8


Bar Graphs Percentages Data



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