Pancake Day is usually known as Shrove Tuesday and it the last day before the period known as Lent in the Christian calendar. The idea is that Shrove Tuesday is the last chance to use up foods that you are not allowed during Lent, a time of abstinence and giving things up.
Pancakes are eaten on this day because they contain butter, eggs and fat which are not allowed during Lent.
This maths worksheets takes a look at the ingredients needed to make pancakes and then asks some pretty tricky questions involving ratio, so it is probably best suited to Year 6 children.
It is not easy to find ratio worksheets, but recipes are an ideal subject.
Thanks to urbrainy.com for letting me use this page from their site and they have many more great maths worksheets on special occasions as well as thousands of other maths worksheets.
This page can be found in the year 6 Understanding Number category.
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