Lesson Plan Title : Potato Latkes for 1 or 10

Age Range: Grade 3 through grade 5 (Elementary)

Overview and Purpose: In this yummy activity, students modify a single serving recipe for potato latkes to serve five, ten, and fifteen. They practice multiplying fractions and converting improper fractions to proper ones.

Objective: The student will be able to convert a recipe for potato latkes from one serving to servings for five, ten, and fifteen.


Recipe for potato latkes


Have students change the recipe below so that it serves five, ten, and fifteen people. Have the students show all their work.

Potato Latkes for One

1/3 cup peeled and shredded potatoes

1/2 teaspoon grated onion

1/2 eggs, beaten

1 teaspoon all-purpose flour

1/4 teaspoon salt

1 tablespoon peanut oil

Wrap Up:

After the students have completed their work, you can have them help you make enough potato latkes for the class. Have them practice measuring out the correct amount of each ingredient.