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Homeschooling in the Kitchen: Math

Beverly S. Krueger

Math in the Kitchen Websites:

  • Out of the Frying Pan: Kitchen Math
    Kitchen Conversions and Substitutions can be mystifying. Use these handy charts to take the mystery out of kitchen math.
  • Kitchen Math for Preschoolers
    Turn kitchen time into learning time for your preschooler. Opportunities abound at home using "real" objects to teach beginning math. When learning begins with real objects and experiences, children use all of their senses – thus ensuring the lessons learned are well imprinted on the brain. Below are some beginning math activities that your child will love.
  • Kitchen Math - Glenbrook Middle School
    Students will be able to incorporate math skills into meaningful daily life. Students will be able to use their subtracting, multiplying and dividing fractions skills to help them make any recipes for any number of servings.
  • Learning Zone Xpress
    The Education section of this site has a variety of products that deal with kitchen math, nutrition, and kitchen safety. Videos, power point presentations, posters, and books. Search on kitchen math for their excellent math in the kitchen resources including posters that show how to measure, software, and a Baking Math video.
  • Utah Education Network
    Utah Curriculum Resources
    Kitchen Math Levels I & II
    Identify appropriate abbreviations, food-measurement terminology, techniques, equivalents, and calculate recipe-size adjustments and demonstrate proper measuring techniques.
  • Math Forum - Scale Drawing of a Kitchen
    A math problem centering on remodeling a kitchen which requires students to determine which scale is best to use for a drawing of the project and then use that scale to determine the measurement of the counters in the drawing.
  • Activities for Your Day in the Kitchen
    Early childhood activities to do in the kitchen.
  • CIA Kids: Culinary Math
    Culinary Institute of America's kids area with five lessons on math in the kitchen.

Math Books:

Culinary Math
by Linda Blocker, the Culinary Institute of America, Julia Hill

Easy lessons for mastering essential culinary math skills.
Culinary Math presents proven step-by-step methods for understanding foodservice mathematics and using it appropriately. Throughout, the book includes concrete examples that connect math concepts to real-world applications, as well as self-tests to help readers develop problem-solving skills.

Authored by instructors at The Culinary Institute of America, this easy-to-use reference reviews basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division; presents the units of measure used in most professional kitchens in the United States; and offers simple methods for converting weight and volume measures.
It also shows how to:

  • Calculate yield percent
  • Determine costs, edible portion costs, and recipe costs
  • Find out the amount of a product needed for a particular use
  • Carry out conversions for purchasing and food costing
  • Understand and use kitchen ratios
  • Convert U.S. measures to metric units and vice versa
Culinary Math is an indispensable companion for students as well as for professional chefs, caterers, and others in need of a reliable training resource or handy quick reference.

Dr. Wright's Kitchen Table Math: Book 1
by Chris Wright; Ph.D. (Author)

If you are one of the many parents who are uncomfortable helping your children with math, then this book is for you! Dr. Wright's Kitchen Table Math is a step-by-step guide to how you can help your child develop strong math skills and do well in school. It also includes activities and games so that you and your child can have fun while exploring these early stages of your child's mathematical journey. Book 1 is for parents of children ages 2-8.

Kitchen Math
by Kieran Walsh

Math is all around you! It's almost impossible to go through a day without finding reasons to add, subtract, multiply, and divide. Find out what nutrition lables on cans and bottles mean to you. See how you can use math to keep yourself healthy and trim.

Kitchen Math
by Brendal

Add a new dimension to math classes with these 38 REPRODUCIBLE activities connecting math to daily life! Provides plenty of practice in basic math and includes activities for counting calories, purchasing food, reading labels and more! Grades 4-6.

Math Chef : Over 60 Math Activities and Recipes for Kids, The
by Joan D'Amico

With more than 60 activities and recipes to try, you can practice math while you cook! Get a handle on measurement, multiplication, division, fractions, percents, geometry, and more, while whipping up mouth-watering treats like scrumptious stromboli slices, chewy marshmallow-fudge squares, yummy chicken nuggets, and delicious butterscotch muffins.

Math in the Kitchen
by William Amato

Math in the Kitchen
by Laura MacKey

Math Is Everywhere Series

Pigs in the Pantry: Fun With Math and Cooking
by Amy Axelrod, Sharon McGinley-Nally (Illustrator)

When poor Mrs. Pig gets a cold, Mr. Pig and the piglets devise a plan to get rid of her sniffles. The Pigs decide on the perfect remedy: to fix Mrs. Pig's favorite five alarm chili. Will the Pigs be able to cure Mrs. Pig with a spicy meal? Or will their measuring mistakes get them in hot water? Join the Pigs and see what trouble they can cook up in the kitchen.

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