Cookbooks-Teaching Real Life Lessons

Posted by Teresa M. on Oct 26, 2014 5:18:00 AM

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

Science-Chemical reactions

Multiplying fractions

Dividing Fractions

Try these resources with your students.

Screen shot 2014-10-26 at 10.13.08 AMWay Cool Drinks

by Marilyn La Penta (author) © 2012 ISBN: 9781617723483

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!

Screen shot 2014-10-26 at 10.14.22 AMWinter Punches to Nut Crunches

by Marilyn La Penta (author) © 2013 ISBN: 9781617727924

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!

Screen shot 2014-09-14 at 7.50.48 PMSuper 'Wiches

by Marilyn La Penta (author) © 2012ISBN: 9781617723476
Kids can get creative in the kitchen with inspiration from the tasty recipes in Super ’Wiches. Young chefs can choose from classic favorites with a twist such as grilled cheese and PB&J, or innovative fare like Thanksgiving Treats and Tuna Avocado Roll-Ups. Each recipe includes suggestions for customizing the sandwiches to match the tastes of the cook or to make artistic creations. After all, cooking is an artand art is all about experimenting! 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. Bon apptit!

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