Learning in the Making: Cooking

Looking for something fun to make at home? Each week we are collecting and curating resources around a topic and this week is cooking. We are focusing on making with what you have around the house, so we’ll be making pancakes together. Here’s some inspiration to get you started!

Chefs do so much more than simply combine ingredients to make delicious meals, and they have a lot in common with mathematicians and scientists. They rely on scientific principles—especially with baking—and use math for a range of functions, from measurement to ratios, to conversions! Learn more about math in the culinary arts with this video on Math at Work.

Follow along with us as we livestream making pancakes and talking about the math that happens when we cook!

We are so excited to support hands-on learning as educators, caregivers, and young learners shift to distance learning, and we need your support! Donate today so we can keep going. 

To make pancakes, you will need the following materials: flour, salt, sugar, baking powder, butter or oil, milk or water, and two eggs.

Learning in the Making: Math and Pancakes!
Project Guide in English
Guía de proyecto en Español
Guía de proyecto en Español

Looking for additional inspiration? Check out these ideas:

We want to see your projects! After the livestream, we encourage you to post your pancakes on Twitter or Instagram. Tag us @MakerEdOrg with #MakerEdAtHome and #pancakes

Learning in the Making: LIVE! is an online video series designed to support educators and families with accessible hands-on learning experiences. This work is part of our focus on supporting remote learning in various environments. (To learn more, read this blog post about our work during shelter-in-place measures in 2020.) 

Each week, we are hosting a live making activity on our YouTube channel and sharing related resources on our blog.



2 responses to “Learning in the Making: Cooking”

  1. Jane Silva Avatar
    Jane Silva

    This is wonderful! Need a source of the substitutions for baking powder and baking soda. 🙂 Love “Baking powder has the power!” And “Baking soda needs something sour.”

    1. Kyle Avatar

      Hi Jane! Thanks for tuning in! Justin, a Lead Maker Trainer on our team, shared that quote with me right before we went live! Here is a link to a site that is helpful to show the various options (there are more than I shared!) https://www.foodsharkmarfa.com/baking-powder-substitutes/ Happy Cooking!

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