My niece, Alice, loves logistics- She is the family planner! Every Thanksgiving, she hosts the Family Reunion with an America traditional Thanksgiving meal (sometimes, kimchi will appear:) She typically has** **20 guests. She has one oven with four cooktops and does not like to reheat her dishes.

**Problem Posing:**

Question– How can she schedule the cooking time so that all of her food will be cooked and ready?

**What do we need to know?**

If I knew_______then, I can figure out_________. (Make assumptions.)

- We need to know how long each food item takes to cook.
- Create a menu and figure out cooktime.
- We need to also know if it requires the stove top or oven.
- Do the math! Solve!

**Build a Math Model or General Rule:**

What math can I use to solve the problem?)I can use elapsed time to figure out a schedule.** See her schedule.**

Math Model or General Rule: Start with the food item that will require longest time to cook.Determine what can be served room temperature.