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Eat Your Math Homework: Recipes for Hungry Minds (Eat Your Homework)

Press: Charlesbridge (July 1, 2011)
ISBN:9781570917806
Author Name:McCallum, Ann; Hernandez, Leeza;
Pages:46
Language:English

Content

This collection of yummy recipes and fun math facts is sure to tempt taste buds and make you hungry for more. 
Explore patterns in nature while you chomp on Fibonacci Stack Sticks.
Amaze your friends with delicious Variable Pizza Pi! Wash down your geometry assignment with some Milk and Tangram Cookies.
Topics covered include probability, Fibonacci numbers, tessellations, variability, and more.

From the Inside Flap

Homework + Snacks = Yum! Put on your apron-- and your thinking cap! This unique collection of yummy recipes and fun math facts will tempt your taste buds and make you hungry for more. 
Explore patterns in nature while you chomp on Fibonacci Snack Sticks! Amaze your friends with delicious Variable Pizza Pi! Wash down your geometry assignment with some Milk and Tangram Cookies! It's homework like you've never done before.
Feed your brain-- and your stomach-- as you learn how to Eat Your Math Homework!

About the Author

Ann McCallum is a math teacher and the author of RABBITS, RABBITS EVERYWHERE and EAT YOUR MATH HOMEWORK. 
She lives in Kensington, Maryland.

Tags

Children's Books,Children's Cookbooks,Education & Reference,Math

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Comment List (Total:13)

  •     I flipped through this book at a friend's house and absolutely had to have it immediately! As a math teacher and a homeschooling parent, I'm always on the lookout for ways to bring math into everyday experiences, and this has great examples. From tessellating brownies to probability trail mix, it takes fun and tasty food and highlights some common mathematical applications. As long as you're willing to work in the kitchen with your kids, I think this is a great buy!

  •     As a children's librarian, I'm always searching for great children's books that deal with math in a fun way for my math corner, with books like McElligot's Lion's Share (fractions...

  •     I needed this book for an edible math summer school course. It was very helpful! My students loved the activities.

  •     My six year old daughter picked this book up at the library. I sat down with her yesterday to look at it, and I was blown away.

  •     We purchased this book because it was on the third grade summer reading list. It has recipes that explains math principles. We like cooking together.

  •     Although we've only tried a few of the recipes, my daughter and I loved flipping through the book and learning about different math ideas.

  •     bright kid? check. assignment finisher? check. muddled math? frustration? homework halted? tears? check, check, check and check. ann mccallum's been there/done something about it. her reinterpretations of the puzzles that stump eager students in their 3-4-5-6th grade studies put them into kid-forms that want kid-answers, and the homeworkus interruptus shouts of "I DON'T KNOW!" reverse themselves right back into smiling mouths. There. You needed that.

  •     This book has math concepts way to advanced for the younger audience that it is suggested for. It didnt meet the needs of my special ed students at all who are at the third to fourth grade level.

  •     Good book, just not a lot of recipes

  •     It's a good concept, but there is a bit lacking...What I do like about this book:1. Fun pictures2. Good explanation of how to do the recipe and how the recipe relates to math concepts3. Recipes are easy enough for young children to do (with some help)What I did not like:1. While the recipes are age-appropriate for the age range listed on the product description, the math concepts are not. They are at least two grade levels above the recommended age.2. There are only SIX recipes!!! When I saw that the book had nearly 50 pages, I figured it had to have at least 15-20 recipes. Nope. Just SIX. I had purchased this in hopes to use it weekly as part of our homeschool curriculum for my 1st-grade daughter. That's not going to happen. Not only for the reason mentioned as #1 above (math concepts are above her grade level), but also because we'd be finished with it in less than two months.3. I would have liked more COOKING recipes. Things where you have to actually measure, pour, mix, etc. Not just "cut up fruit and put it on a stick" or "cut a tortilla into fractions". Yes, she can do those by herself, but I was hoping for a little more of a challenge for my daughter who is already pretty savvy in the kitchen for her age.Overall, if I had known the things that I didn't like, I wouldn't have purchased it. I'll keep it around and maybe when she catches up with the math concepts in the book, I'll have her do them independently just for fun. But this is not what I had hoped for. I really don't know why it has so many rave reviews...

  •     I love books that aren't really books but teaching and instructional guides and that's what i had in mind when i bought this book. I work with older adults with Developmental Disabilities and am a direct support person and help guide them when they do not know life skills such as math, reading and personal hygiene, so this book really helps simplify my day, great book!

  •     I bought this for my daughter who is home schooling her children.

  •     If your kids are like my grandchildren, brownies will be disappearing as fast as you make tesselating creations, fitting the edges of powdered sugar brownies next to plain...

 

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