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Make a Treat!
Math-U-See® is a complete K-12 math curriculum produced by Demme Learning. This unique program develops by level, rather than by grade, presenting mathematical concepts incrementally. Students use manipulatives at most levels to establish an understanding of the concepts, and then move on to solving problems until they have demonstrated mastery.
The kitchen is an excellent place for practicing real-life math skills. Young children can identify basic measurement tools and help with counting, while elementary level children can practice multiplication by doubling or tripling a favorite recipe with this printable.
Older elementary children can use division and fractions to halve a recipe with this printable.
Choose one of the following no-bake recipes (or find one of your own) and help your children sharpen their math skills in preparation for the upcoming school year.
Peanut Butter Butterscotch Bars
15 graham crackers, broken up
3 tablespoons sugar
Pinch of salt
6 tablespoons butter, melted
1 11-oz. package butterscotch chips (about 1 3/4 cups)
1/2 cup crunchy peanut butter
- Line a 9-inch square baking pan with foil, making sure the foil extends up over the edges.
- Process graham crackers with sugar and salt in a food processor until finely ground. Pulse in butter until moistened. Transfer to lined pan and press crumbs down evenly and firmly.
- Place butterscotch chips in a large bowl and microwave on high for 1 minute. Remove and stir until smooth and creamy. (Do not overheat, or mixture will turn stiff.) Stir in peanut butter. Blend well and spread evenly over graham-cracker crust. Cover and chill until firm (1-2 hours).
- Lift bars out and remove foil. Use a sharp knife to cut into squares.
2 cups sugar
1/2 cup milk
1 stick (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter
1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3 cups old-fashioned rolled oats
1 cup smooth peanut butter
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
Large pinch salt
1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper or parchment paper.
2. Bring the sugar, milk, butter, and cocoa to a boil in a medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally; then boil for 1 minute. Remove from the heat. Add the oats, peanut butter, vanilla, and salt and combine.
3. Drop teaspoons of the mixture onto the prepared baking sheet and sit at room temperature until hardened.
- Preschool-Early Elementary: Tell your child which tool you need (measuring cup, teaspoon) and have him find that tool for you. Point out the relationship between the tools (ex., two half cups fill a whole cup). Have your child count as you add the correct number of cups, tablespoons, etc.
- Elementary: Ask your child to double the recipe by multiplying each ingredient by 2. (You may need to help with any fractional measurements.) Then have him multiply the yield by 2 to predict how many bars or cookies he will have at the end.
- Upper Elementary: Ask your student to halve the recipe. Depending on his ability level, have him divide by 2 (helping with the fractional measurements) or multiply by ½.
Around the Kitchen Giveaway
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