Math in Our World: Popsicle Stand

Morgan wants to open a popsicle stand serving fruit juice popsicles. Their mom will buy one bottle of juice to start, but then they will have to buy the next bottles with the money they earn from the stand.

Each popsicle mold holds ¼ cup of juice, and Morgan knows that there are 8 ounces in 1 cup.

Their local store has 4 types of juice available.

Cranberry Juice: 64 ounces for $2.56. Apple Juice: 64 ounces for $1.92. Grape Juice; 96 ounces for $5.76. Orange Juice: 52 ounces for $3.90.
  1. What do you notice? What do you wonder?
  2. Use pictures, models, or numbers to describe this situation.
  3. What mathematical questions can you ask about this situation? Answer all the questions you can!

How many cups of juice are in each bottle? How many popsicles could you make with each?

Morgan’s customers liked the popsicles, but thought that they were too small. How would your work and answers change if Morgan made larger popsicles with ¾ cup of juice instead of ¼ cup of juice?

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