A Dash of Math, A Cup of Yum
Most kids enjoy learning, IF you make it fun. Recipes are a great way to teach practical applications for math—from fractions and addition to multiplication and division.
Bonus: Making things together strengthens your bond and builds kids’ confidence.
Here’s how you can introduce some basic math principles in the kitchen:
Understanding what “a cup,” “2 tablespoons,” or “half a teaspoon” looks like can give kids an idea how much of an ingredient they need.
Introduce your little one to measuring tools and show them how to fill and read them properly.
3. Add appliances
Kids love gadgets. Give them a chance to use a mixer or blender—once you have instructed them on its safe use and provide close supervision.
4. Double and divide
After making a recipe as written, challenge your little chefs to make a double batch or to cut it in half.
5. Plus it up!
Part of the fun of baking or blending up snacks is personalizing them. Encourage kids to get creative by adding or swapping out ingredients.
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