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Culinary Math
     

Culinary Math

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by Helen Thompson
 

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Cooking is a kind of science-you have to get the measurements right to make everything work. It takes math. In Culinary Math, you'll discover how numbers, ratios, and other math help make tasty foods you can cook yourself.

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Cooking is a kind of science-you have to get the measurements right to make everything work. It takes math. In Culinary Math, you'll discover how numbers, ratios, and other math help make tasty foods you can cook yourself.

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Children's Literature - Meredith Kiger
One of ten books in the “Math 24/7” series, this title uses the daily activities of shopping and cooking to illustrate the importance of learning math and the skill of being able to calculate. Following a brief introduction about the importance of math in everyday life, the book continues with examples of math “problems” that occur in planning meals, grocery shopping, food preparation, time management in the kitchen, nutritional math, and calorie counting. The large format, color photo illustrations and charts will appeal to young students. The chapter about nutrition and calorie counting are especially helpful as learning tools to help young people become adept at wisely selecting what they eat on a daily basis. A glossary, sources for further study and answers to the math problems in each chapter are included at the end of the book. This book, along with some practical cooking activities, should make everyone more comfortable with the subject. Reviewer: Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.; Ages 8 to 10.
School Library Journal
11/01/2013
Gr 6–8—These books create real-world scenarios that pose challenging yet realistic math problems. For example, in Fashion, Maricela and her friends use money wisely and look for bargains at the mall. She then decides to make her own clothing. By the final chapter, Maricela is selling her products online. Unfortunately, this series is riddled with errors and lack of clarity. Game, for instance, asks "How would you write the number of jewels it takes to win the video game in scientific notation?" But the answer is how many points it takes to win, not jewels. InFashion, two different amounts are given for how much money Maricela has left for a scarf. Overall the texts can be engaging if students are interested in the topics. The bland color photos add little to the set. These volumes contain some great math practice that can be used for differentiation in the classroom, but the many errors are unacceptable.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781422229057
Publisher:
National Highlights Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2013
Series:
Math 24/7 Series
Pages:
48
Product dimensions:
8.60(w) x 11.10(h) x 0.40(d)
Lexile:
880L (what's this?)
Age Range:
10 - 14 Years

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Culinary Math 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous 8 months ago
I love to cook.