Teaching mathematics
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Teaching mathematics

Teaching idea: Cooking with ratios

Why not incorporate some creative cooking into a maths lesson or some maths into a cooking lesson?

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Figure _unit4.1.9 Figure 10 Rice crispy cakes

To make 12 rice crispy cakes you need:

  • 60 g unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons golden syrup
  • 1 x 100 g bar of milk or dark chocolate
  • 90 g Rice Krispies©.

Before making the delicious treats, learners could first work out how much of each ingredient they will need to make, say, 6, 24, 36 or more challenging amounts such as 30 or 50.

Decorating biscuits with icing is an even simpler recipe which could be used with younger learners.

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