Cooking and baking are great ways for students to get hands-on practice with measurements and fractions. Over the break, ask students and families to cook and bake together whenever possible. Every recipe is a new chance for math! Students can choose appropriate measuring tools and see how much each one can hold. They can count down minutes and hours for mixing, chilling, and baking.
Try making a simple no-bake recipe with your class before the break, like these Coconut Snowballs. For an added challenge, don’t bring in full teaspoons or cups. Instead, ask students to combine fractions to reach each amount.
Check out this story and math lesson on holiday foods around the world for more ideas.