Cool Calculations

How can we create a profitable pop-up ice cream shop that will bring joy to our community?

Key Content
geometry, algebra, volume, linear functions
chocolate, strawberry, and vanilla ice cream scoops in cones, with an ice cream scooper in the background

Students collaborate as business partners to plan and launch a pop-up ice cream shop where they sell small, medium, and/or large cups and cones in up to three unique ice cream flavors. Applying their knowledge of the formulas for finding the volume of three-dimensional objects (spheres, cylinders, and cones), students make financial projections and calculate how best to distribute their ice cream in order to make a profit while also bringing joy to their community.