Children’s Cookbook Project

As a part of a K-12 school we experience many unique opportunities.  Recently, Maggie Lauer a 12th grade student contacted me about her senior project.  The project is creative and complex, as she writes and designs a children’s cookbook.  Maggie has developed a Black Bean Brownie recipe for her cookbook and wanted to give our class a chance to make the recipe.

Our class joined Maggie in the family consumer science classroom.  It was really awesome to let our 4th grade students make math connections as many measurements included fractions.  After a quick glance at the recipe some students were not sure what to do when they saw 2/3 cups of sugar, and started looking for a cup labeled 2/3.  Fortunately, students quickly recognized that 1/3 + 1/3 = 2/3.

Put your 4th grade student to work in the kitchen.  Give your child an opportunity to use their cooking skills and math skills.

For more information:  Contact Maggie about her cookbook project, maggie.lauer@universityschools.com

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