When we make math connections to our lives we motivate students. Using cookbooks are a great way to connect math to our daily lives. Teaching fractions is the first thing we think of, but there are other concepts could be taught as well. Consider teaching concepts such as
Units of measure
Multiplication with serving sizes
Try these resources with your students.
If you’re feeling thirsty, this book is for you! Learn to make delicious fruit drinks and smoothies that not only taste good, but can be good for you, too! Each recipe includes a healthy tip as well as an ingredients and tools list and easy, step-by-step instructions for making fun and nutritious beverages. Kids will love dazzling their family and friends with delicious and tasty drinks such as the bubbly Red Lava Volcano, the green Kiwi Concoction, and the shake-like Banana Bonanza. Soon, they will be begging you for the recipes!
The mouthwatering recipes in Winter Punches to Nut Crunches will make kids want to come out of hibernation! With lots of healthy winter fruits and vegetables in supply, making recipes like Peppermint Hot Chocolate, St. Patricks Green Smoothie, and Nut-and-Honey Bars will be fun and easy for even the youngest of cooks. Each recipe includes a nutrition tip and a fact box, as well as a list of tools and ingredients and easy, step-by-step instructions. Kids will learn about nutrition and healthy eating, sequencing and following directions, math and measuring skills, and kitchen safety. These recipes will get tummies growling!