A nifty article called Eat this fraction recently appeared in the Chicago Tribune. It was all about the book Eat Your Math Homework, which has suggestions for exploring math through food. Of course, cooking lends itself to learning about measurement (I fondly remember a set of Sesame Street measuring cups I had in nursery school). This book goes a lot further, with some pretty complex concepts and recipes. Some ideas from the book:
- Make a fruit kebob to show a Fibonacci sequence (younger kids could adapt this idea to practice making simple patterns)
- Bake Tangram cookies and build things out of the geometric shapes
- Cut tortillas to visualize fractions, then make them into tasty chips
Check it out and enjoy some math today!