Saturday, November 21, 2009

Recipe for Teaching Maths

Sausages with Patato Salad

I found this beautiful recipe in my books. My kids love this. First lesson is giving the recipes your own name or ask your kids to give it a name – Tom and Jerry Sausage on Potato, or Ben Ten’s breakfast.
8 pieces chicken sausages (you could replace it with beef or pork)
5 potatoes
8 tablespoons of mayonnaise
1 spring onion
1 small onion
A little salt and pepper
Lots of love

Place the sausages into a bowl and fill with water. Introduce fractions – e.g. half a pot, full pot etc
Drain the sausages when the water boils. Teach your kids about water changing its look. – from water to stim. Place a glass towards the stim and show them how the stim changes back to water.
Now boil the potatoes
Strain the potatoes and let them cool. Peel the skin carefully. You can leave the potatoes as it is or slice the potatoes
Or you could ask your kids to mash the potatoes with the rest of the ingredients.
Get your kids to decorate their plates with their ‘creation’!
Of course, you could always change the recipes – help your kids estimate – for example - maybe 5 sausages instead of 8 as there will only be 2 kids having them, fewer potatoes etc. This also helps kids understand about wastage and being grateful.

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