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The Math Chef: Over 60 Math Activities and Recipes for Kids

The Math Chef: Over 60 Math Activities and Recipes for Kids

Joan D'Amico, Karen E. Drummond

ISBN: 978-0-471-13813-6

Dec 1996, Jossey-Bass

192 pages

Select type: Paperback

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Just as cookies go with milk and peanut butter goes with jelly, math and cooking go hand in hand. This fun-filled book shows you exactly how.

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.

Whether you're a beginner or an experienced cook, you too can become a Math Chef. All activities and recipes are kid-tested and require only common ingredients and kitchen utensils. There's also a helpful list of safety rules, an explanation of basic cooking skills, and a complete nutrition guide.

How Many Grams is a Pound of Potatoes?

How Many Quarts is a Liter of Milk?

How Long is that Giant Cookie?

How Much Soup is in a Bowl of Soup?

What Does a Handful of Pasta Weigh?

How Do You Cook Candy?


How Do You Triple a Sandwich Recipe?

How Do You Cut an Applesauce Recipe in Half?

How Much Lettuce Do You Need for 6 Salads?


What's 1/3 of a Waffle?

What's the Percent of Margarine in a Muffin?


What's the Area of a Brownie?

What's the Diameter of a Cupcake?

What's the Circumference of a Pie?