Math in Our World: Lemonade Stand

A lemonade stand. A small cup costs 25 cents and a large cup costs 50 cents.

Some children are selling lemonade at a lemonade stand. The lemonade costs 25 cents for a small cup and 50 cents for a large cup. In the morning, they sold 3 small cups and 2 large cups. In the afternoon, they sold 6 small cups and 3 large cups.

  1. What do you notice? What do you wonder?
  2. Use pictures, models, or numbers to show what you know about how much lemonade was sold.
  3. What math questions can you ask about this situation? Answer all the questions you can!

Here is a quick reminder of coin values:

Quarters are worth 25 cents, dimes are worth 10 cents, nickels are worth 5 cents, and pennies are worth 1 cent. 4 quarters are the same as a dollar bill.

Try using the MLC Money Pieces app or drawing coins and bills to show what is happening.

Try finding:

  • How much money the children made selling large cups
  • How much money the children made selling small cups
  • The total amount of money the children made

Show your work to someone else, and explain your thinking. Did they understand?
Ask whether they have any other questions you can answer!

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