Making a Bigger Peanut Butter Cup

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In its infinite moneymaking wisdom, Hershey’s has expanded its line of REESE’s Peanut Butter Cups to include minis and Big Cups, in addition to the original tasty candy.

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You may notice that the Big Cup, which logically should be twice as big as the Original based on the mass provided on the packaging, doesn’t look twice as big. Which begs the question–how big would a double-sized Reese’s cup be?

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At this MakingMath table, hosted by Math Specialist Celine Liu, you will examine the surface area or volume of the Original cup to determine how big a Double-Sized cup would be. You will then be able to make your own Peanut Butter cup and take home your delicious custom-designed final product!

Come join us on March 28 from 9am-3pm at Lighthouse Community Charter School in Oakland and make some math! We look forward to seeing you there.

Related links:

http://www.101qs.com/780-reeses-cups

http://danielbroadway.blogspot.com/2007/09/great-reeses-peanut-butter-cup.html

http://blog.aimsedu.org/2013/10/28/how-big-is-a-double-sized-reeses-peanut-butter-cup/

https://sciencecowboy.wordpress.com/2012/02/22/you-got-science-in-my-peanut-butter/

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