A lesson about fractions

The problem

Candy is making cupcakes, she uses 1/2 of a small bag of sugar for 6 cookies. How much would you need for a batch of 24 cookies.

the ingredients:

solving the probelm:

There are many ways to solve the problem. But, im going to use a simple way. First you would see how many times 6 goes into 24 by dividing. If you do it correctly then you would get four. Then you could multiply 1/2 by four or add them in groups of four. 1/2 plus 1/2 would equal 1 whole so 2=1 so 2 X 4 equal 8, so your answer would be 8 bags of sugar.