Kids In The Kitchen: Real Recipes For Math Instruction

Posted by Kristy Beaudry McCain on Jun 1, 2015 10:37:12 AM

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Kids love cookies and cooking cookies affords an opportunity for engaging math instruction. Families and educators can teach cooking skills to children and teens that help them to understand measurement. Using recipes requires reading and knowledge of math vocabulary. In the picture below, the student found a recipe on the Internet that they would like to try when baking. The student utilized his technology skills to research recipes and choose the recipe that sounded yummy.

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Grocery store shopping becomes a magical mathematical experience. Have kids create a shopping list prior to visiting the grocery store. While shopping, students can reference the list and calculate the price of the items prior to visiting the cash register. Teach students about sales tax and remind them to add it to their final total. See if the student's total matches the total calculated at the cash register.

For more information on kitchen math read Cooking With Math.

Online Books and Instructional Guides

Online books offer a great opportunity to enrich student’s vocabulary and content knowledge. Educators and parents can utilize online teacher’s resource guides to help with planning instructional lessons. These content-rich planning guides include engaging ideas to assist with instruction in math, literacy and more. Big Universe offers a multitude of titles in many different languages on thousands of topics. Find these informational and engaging texts at Big Universe.

Its dinner time and Grandma is cooking! Children will learn how to say the names of different kinds of foods and drinks in English
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The diet of Native American tribes reflected the areas in which they lived. For some tribes, like those of the Pacific Northwest, salmon was a staple part of the diet; for the people of the Great Plains, the buffalo was hunted for food. This book discusses the foods common to various tribes as well as the cultural significance certain foods had for specific tribes.
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