News from Mathsblog.co.uk: Free cookbook for children
One of the best ways of improving children’s knowledge of the metric system is by using practical activities. Cooking is an excellent way of getting to grips with grams, ml etc. So it was good today to see the government encouraging young children to learn to cook by publishing a cookbook that headteachers can order and distribute free of charge.
The recipe ideas have all been nominated by the general public as those which all children should be able to cook and include such delicacies as cheese sauce, beef curry and cottage pie. Good to see that they are using metric units, but I would like to see a few raisins added to the coleslaw recipe.
They are also available from the teachernet site in pdf format.
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