Relating maths to everyday life is important for building mathematical understanding. Parents can help children strengthen their skills by using everyday maths in the kitchen.
Mathematics is a huge part of our daily lives. It’s so integrated into everyday tasks that many times, we don’t even realize how often we’re using it.
How often have you calculated how much time you have left before you need to leave the house? Or decided to alter a recipe’s measurements? Or compared the costs of one product or brand to another?
One way to help children develop a sense for everyday maths and deepen their mathematical understanding is by bringing maths into real-world situations — like in cooking and baking.
To make it easier for parents, we’ve rounded up some culinary maths activities you can use at home with your children to reinforce their connection with everyday maths.