I wrote a guest post Maths With Kids in the Kitchen, for Maths Insider reader, Shirley Peries who runs a blog about making fun and nutritious food for the whole family called Enriching Your Kid. Check it out:
Carribean Fry Bakes (Maths with Kids in the Kitchen)
Math is one of those school subjects that gets a bad rap. Kids find it boring, parents find it difficult to help out and teachers don’t have time to make sure their students are solid in their basic maths skills. One of the best ways to overcome this is to “play” with math. Baking is a great way to practice basic math skills with kids. In one cooking session your kids can play with:
- reading scales
Yes it does make the preparation time twice as long and the mess – oh the mess, but kids love being all “grown-up” and helping in the kitchen and it’s a great time to highlight some maths. Just a few days ago we made a tasty Lemon Zucchini cake and my 5 year old insisted on knowing about the “half” measurements on the measuring jug. Give it a go and see what maths you can find in your kitchen!