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The math chef : over 60 math activities and recipes for kids

Author: Joan D'Amico; Karen Eich Drummond; Tina Cash-Walsh
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A fun way to practice math while you cook! Relates math and cookery by presenting math concepts and reinforcing them with recipes. Provides practice in converting from English to metric system, multiplying quantities, measuring area, estimating, and more.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Joan D'Amico; Karen Eich Drummond; Tina Cash-Walsh
ISBN: 0618436219 9780618436217
OCLC Number: 251569017
Notes: Includes index.
This edition is reprinted by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Description: xi, 180 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Discovering the kitchen --
pt. 1. Measuring. 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? --
pt. 2. Arithmetic. How do you triple a sandwich recipe? --
How to you cut an applesauce recipe in half? --
How much lettuce do you need for 6 salads? --
pt. 3. Fractions and percents. What's 1/3 of a waffle? --
What's the percent of margarine in a muffin? --
pt. 4. Geometry. What's the area of a brownie? --
What's the diameter of a cupcake? --
What's the circumference of a pie? --
Appendix A. Answers to the math activities --
Appendix B. Nutrient content of recipes --
Appendix C. Nutrition in a nutshell --
Appendix D. What's safe to eat? --
Glossary.
Responsibility: Joan D'Amico, Karen Eich Drummond ; illustrations by Tina Cash-Walsh.

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A fun way to practice math while you cook! Relates math and cookery by presenting math concepts and reinforcing them with recipes. Provides practice in converting from English to metric system, multiplying quantities, measuring area, estimating, and more.

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