Math Top chef Eddy middle school
So……….i bake…… Morale Booster….Share with Co-Workers Prizes for students Builds relationship with students Homemade vs. store-bought Students ask for recipe !!!!!!!!!!!
Combine 2 things I love to do… BAKING TEACHING
Mathematical moms, aunties and nana’s ADJUST RECIPES ( FRACTIONS/RATIONAL NUMBERS) IN THEIR HEADS DAILY
Encourage parents & siblings to help my students with math Many parents fear math ! (especially secondary math) Forced quality family time (talk about school, life…)
Fractions are my friend! Don’t run away from them!
How can I do this without….. Complete Chaos!
Standards addressed: • 1. Proportions • 2. ratios • 3. customary measurements
Differentiation strategies: • Differentiation by content: • 1. Same recipe to all students > Teacher assigns number to be fed • 2. different recipe to all students > Teacher assigns number to be fed • 3. students pick a recipe > Teacher assigns a variety of people to be fed • Differentiation by product: • 1. Allow students to present their recipes using posterboard • 2. Allow students to present their recipes using a powerPoint presentation • 3. allow students to present their recipes using a rap or song • 3. allow students to present their recipes using a powerpoint presentation and their food
Cross-curriculum ideas • Science nutritional values of recipe, calories in recipe • Home Economics/Culinary arts Create a menu including student recipe • Social studies use recipes from specified region of study • Spanish focus on recipes of Spanish decent • Ela How to write instructions/directions • Reading how to read instructions/directions • Physical education exercise needed to “work Off” calories from dish • Art create a logo/advertisement for recipe • Chorus create a jingle or rap for recipe • Technology create a commercial for recipe using avitars
Parent/community involvement • 1. parents help students research and prepare recipes • 2. parents watch students present recipes in class • 3. parents/community leaders judge “top Chef” Contest
Parameters for students and parents • Not meat allowed • No knives ( Not even plastic knives) • No glassware
Parent information Letter to parents Parents encouraged to “HELP” and attend presentation • 1.what is top chef • 2. why we are doing top chef • 3. when are presentations due • 4. rules and regulations • 5. option for child not to participate ( child alters a recipe but does not participate in top chef presentations)
Dear Parent; • Please be advised that your child has been assigned a cooking project in Ms. Borom’s 7th grade math classes. This project is intended to show the students that math (specifically fractions/ratios, customary measurements and proportion) is used in real life. Each student is assigned to choose a recipe of their choice; this recipe must be brought to class on _____________ for teacher approval. Recipes must be finger foods that do not require heating or refrigeration. Recipes are forbidden to include meat or mayonnaise. Each recipe must be adjusted to feed 25 people, which means recipes will have to be doubled, tripled, quadrupled or cut in half, for example. Please help your child with the preparation of his/her recipe. Each student must turn in a PowerPoint presentation including the following information/items: • What is the origin of the recipe? • Why did you choose the recipe? • A copy of the original recipe. • The altered recipe ( Feeds 30 students) • Illustrations/Explanations of how you altered 2 ingredients • Downloaded pictures of student preparing food or appropriate culinary clip-art • Student will present his/her food dish to the entire class on___________________. All food items must be brought to Ms. Borom’s class before 1st period begins. (Parents may bring in the food during their child’s class period, and they may stay to enjoy the presentations) All food must be brought to class in a plastic or metal container. ABSOLUTELY NO GLASS CONTAINERS. ABSOLUTELY NO KNIVES. If you do not wish for your child to participate in this activity, then please send written notice to your child’s teacher by________________. Your child will be given an equally challenging assignment to complete in addition to a Top Chef PowerPoint presentation. • Thank you in advance for helping our students gain a better grasp on the concept of fractions/ratios and proportions and the use of math in every-day-life.
Student requirements • 1. choose a recipe ( teacher approval required) • 2. Alter recipe to feed 30 ( Number of students in class) • 3. create power point presentation ( include: origin of recipe,why this recipe and original & altered recipe) • Extensions • Create recipe at home • Present power point and food to class/judges
Pre – top chef • A. Alphabet fill • ( Activate background knowledge) • A _____________ • B _____________ • C _____________ • D _____________ • E _____________ • B. Students receive same recipes from teacher • Students must alter recipes to feed: • 1 person, 2 people, 10 people, 20 people • Whole group,pairs,small groups, individually
TOP CHEF jUNIOR • STUDENTS GET EXCITED ABOUT THEIR PRESENTATIONS • STUDENTS GET IDEAS FOR THEIR PRESENTATIONS • STUDENTS VISUALIZE THAT THE CULINARY ARTS ARE A VIABLE CAREER PATH
TOP CHEF CAN BE USED FOR… • 1. GRADE LEVEL ACTIVITY • 2. Increased learning time ( ILT) activity • 3. After-school/tutorial program • 4. Saturday school • 2. END OF SCHOOL YEAR ACTIVITY • SHOW THE TEACHER WHAT YOU CAN DO • SOMETHING TO LOOK FORWARD TO ( FOR STUDENTS AND TEACHERS)
Math really is used in everyday life! • 1. shopping for ingredients ( coupons,tax…) *extreme coupon party • 2.Creating a meal and/or menu • 3. careers in food services ( catering,chefs, nutritionists…) • 4. helps to follow the steps ( Missing a step = disaster)