Calories In, Calories Out

What’s the math behind losing weight? We'll use the order of operations to explore how the Resting Metabolic Rate, eating and exercise affect body weight. Real world problem solving using the order of operations, expressions, and equations.

Standards & Objectives

Learning objectives: 

Students will:

  • For a given exercise, calculate number of calories someone will burn in m minutes
  • Use formula for resting metabolic rate to calculate number of calories person will burn automatically
  • Given 2000-calorie daily intake, explain how excess calories eaten/burned will translate into weight gain/loss
  • Given a menu of foods, come up with diet that will help someone maintain healthy weight

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