How much caffeine are you consuming?

2023-11-20 09:44:48

How much caffeine are you consuming?


 Did you know that there is an amount of caffeine that is too much for the growing brain of a teenager?  We did some research and have asked students to examine the sources of caffeine in their diets and calculate the number of servings that they actually consume.

Other caffeine investigations

Do caffeinated drinks have similar amounts of jolt? (2021) - We found this interesting caffeine infographic at Wonderings? How many McDonalds coffees do I need to get the same amount of caffeine that I would get in a Starbucks coffee? What is the whole circle worth?

Largest coffee, new world record (2019) - The world record for the largest cup of coffee was recently set (see picture above).  In this activity students explore scale, similar figures, volume and measurement as they estimate the amount of coffee that this record-sized mug holds. 

How much should the 40-oz size cost? (2019) - We found this chalkboard menu at a coffee shop recently. The shop had prices for the small, medium and large cappuccinos and they will also make you 40-ounce cappuccino but they haven't listed the price. What do you think that the price should be? In this task, students have the opportunity to discover and define a linear relationship. 

Is this possible? (2012) - Brian Shoemaker, a Newton, MA mathematics teacher, saw this Dunkin Donuts Mazda traveling down the road.  He wondered if that size coffee cup could really have coffee in it.  Wouldn’t the car rock back on its rear bumper? How much would that much coffee even cost.

Download PDF Download Editable Files
Share this:
Comments (1)
Monica Wilson - 2024-04-24 03:58:02
    Display 1 - 1 Of total 1
    Fantasy Football
    In the midst of another NFL season, we intro...
    Two 12s or one 18?
    A little more pizza fun before Pi day! Whic...
    Macy’s Star Rewards Points
    Wow! Check out this deal at Macy'...
    How should I cook my turkey?
    Should I oven bake it, deep fry it or barbec...
    Triple Crown hopefuls at the Preakness
    Credit: AP Photo/Garry Jones ...
    Immigration numbers
    Here's an opportunity to work with calculating p...
    Need to rent some chaise lounges
    Brian is in Crete and he took a picture of this ...
    How fast will my new puppy mature?
    Dudley, born 11/10/2019 Dudley has just com...
    Home team advantage?
    Updated! Even before your students check out th...