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Everyone loves looking through cookbooks and recipes. This can turn into an educational experience for students.
Students cook up their own fabulous recipe book. In this early childhood cooking and math lesson plan, students develop math, science, and language skills as they make a class cookbook of their favorite recipes.
After interviewing family members, elementary and middle schoolers type up a family recipe using the Smart Notebook template provided. Then they should use the Kidspiration template to write a narrative about their recipe, along with illustrations. Next, they publish their work on the Student Publish website. Note: If your class does not have access to any of these programs, you can modify the lesson plan to fit your classroom accordingly.
Students use recipes to add fractions and convert improper fractions to proper fractions and mixed numbers. In this fraction lesson plan, students watch a video on someone making a recipe and compare and change the recipes to fit the fractions they are supposed to make.
In this math application activity, students make a recipe booklet by finding interesting recipes in magazines, newspapers, or recipe books. They determine how to double the recipe and rewrite it to include in the booklet which they make. They complete their work based on the rubric which is on the last page.
Students examine how fractions are used in everyday life. They select a recipe from the Internet, double and half the recipe, adjust the recipe to serve 20 people, and create a poster to present their recipe information and fraction conversions.
In a cross-curricular measurement and literacy lesson, your class will identify and compare cooking measurement instruments. They read a recipe and sequence a set of similar instructions in which the steps have been mixed up. Additionally, they practice measurement conversion and ratio while solving a word problem that asks the students to use only a tablespoon to estimate their measurements while following a cookie recipe.
Students create a cookbook.  In this recipe and writing lesson, students brainstorm the skills necessary to follow a recipe, watch a cooking show and write down a recipe used.  Students use a word processing program to write a paragraph explaining how to make their chosen item.  Students assemble their writings to create a class cookbook.
In this reading a recipe learning exercise, students read a paragraph and then examine a recipe. Students respond to 10 short answer questions regarding the information.
Students examine how to plan, prepare, and serve a meal. They analyze the food pyramid, select five recipes, plan a dinner menu, create a HyperCard stack of the menu, and prepare the meal for their family.
Eleventh graders explore Colonial and modern techniques, vocabulary, and ingredients of cooking and recipes. They gain understanding of the challenges of cooking in colonial times and modern adaptations.
Students discover the format of a recipe and practice reading them. They explain the directions to another person and complete the recipe with a partner. They discover a new food from a different culture.
Students explore how to follow a simple recipe and explain directions to another person.
Students prepare chocolate chip cookies (or another recipe of choice) in the lab to give them practice in measuring, reading a recipe, using equipment, work habits, etc.
Fifth graders study measurements, their conversions, and uses of measurements in everyday life. In this measurement lesson, 5th graders read a recipe and determine the appropriate sequence for the recipe. Students examine products for their measurements and create conversion charts in their math journals. Students find appropriate tools for measuring ingredients and make a batch of cookies.
Seventh graders use proportions with recipes to find amount of individual ingredients given a recipe amount. Then they find a recipe of their own and do the same. Students create and describe a graph of their recipe.
Students use recipes to practice their fraction multiplication and division skills by calculating the amounts of ingredients needed to make specific recipes. They use these fraction skills to convert small units of cooking measures to larger units.
In this reading a recipe learning exercise, 5th graders read a recipe for a healthy dinner before answering 10 multiple choice questions based on the reading. They answer questions that show their understanding of the words in the recipe.
Travel to New Orleans for their warm, sweet beignets, or bring a piece of New Orleans to your classroom by baking the delicious treats with your third and fourth graders! If baking them isn't possible, at least review the recipe for a clear set of step-by-step instructions. The second page includes questions to ensure everyone is learning. 
In this informational texts worksheets, students read the two recipes and then answer the ten questions that follow about the recipes.

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