Real-Life Math | Chef

Cook up a lesson on unit conversions. Scholars brainstorm how chefs use math in restaurants, and then watch a video of a real chef explaining how unit conversions, food and supply costs, portion sizes, and payroll all require math. They then consider some related problems that require applying ratios and proportional reasoning.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Collaborate with a family and consumer sciences or economics teacher
  • If time is an issue, use one of the worksheets as a take-home assignment
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should be familiar with unit conversions through dimensional analysis
Pros

  • Provides some discussion questions for instructors to use in the classroom
  • Includes worksheets with answer key
Cons

  • None