This page holds 10 Maths Kitchen resources. They can be used in any order you wish.
These are designed to engage children who are reluctant with maths but enjoy more practical activities like cooking. The sessions have some easy to follow recipes where the mathematical aspects are promoted to enhance the children’s learning experience and to make links with real life maths.
Most are focused on working within Key Stage 2, however you can change the pitch of the maths to work with the lower Key Stage.
Don’t worry there are some non-cook sessions thrown in to give the teacher a break!
1. Fraction Fruit Kebabs
Fun with fractions, also gives children the opportunity to experiment with patterns and symmetry. No cooking!
Preparation time: 5 – 10 minutes.
2. Fruit Smoothies
Easy, tasty recipe that requires minimal set-up and clean-up.
Preparation time: 5–10 minutes.
3. Pizza Bread
Simple, quick to bake and children love them.
Preparation time: up to 15 minutes.
4. Kitchen Carousel
An engaging way to improve familiarity with measures of mass and capacity and common equivalents.
Preparation time: 15 minutes.
5. Easy Bread Rolls
As easy as the name suggests, teaches children about measurement conversions.
Preparation time: 5-10 minutes.
6. Dirt Puddings
Kids adore this fun and tasty recipe. Incorporates ratios and conversions. Minimal set-up and clean-up.
Preparation time: 5 minutes.
7. Horrible Recipes
Non-cook! Fun recipes to explore and some investigation of two challenging mathematical concepts. Children are fascinated by large numbers and even more so when they can generate them themselves.
Preparation time: 15 minutes. You will need to read the session plan carefully well in advance of the session!
8. Cookie Monsters!
An opportunity for the children to practise making their cookies for the Great Maths Club Bake Off challenge in the final session. This session also includes a cookie conundrum activity to round it off.
Preparation time: 10 minutes.
9. Supermarket Sweep!
Give your children real-life skills in supermarket shopping for the ingredients to create their cookies for the Great Maths Club Bake off.
Preparation time: 15 minuets.
10. Great Maths Club Bake Off
Give children the opportunity to get creative in order to impress your own Mary Berry with a friendly competition to round off your club!
Preparation time: 5-10 Minutes.
11. Maths Kitchen Package
Download all 10 sessions detailed above.