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Hearing that so many students do not have enough food at home and are provided most of their meals at school was a big shock to our group. That observation made it evident which topic we wanted to focus on: food. By incorporating nutrition, we taught the students to make balanced meals that they could eat and they learned what foods had positive nutritional value. The hands on nature of the activity and the reward of getting to eat what they made truly motivated the students and kept their focus. As a result, our team decided to continue to focus on food as our main topic, and we decided that the best integration would be with fraction operations. This way, the students could have a connection between math and useful and familiar application. Since then, we have developed a video game that incorporates fractions and recipes together so that it is fun and relatable.