# Causes of Math Anxiety by 8lhHc75x

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```									      What’s Cooking in School?

Italian                   Hawaiian

Mexican
Jamaican
Japanese                                  German

Chinese
Puerto Rican

Irish                               Cajun and Creole
“Cooking is a great way to teach some
important skills, like math and science.
I think kids learn these concepts more
easily through cooking because it’s a
hands-on experience. When we measure
out three cups of water for a recipe, they
can actually see what three cups of water
is. I also think that cooking is a great
bonding activity.” Local Elementary Teacher
• “Almost every aspect of learning can be
incorporated in cooking activities from colors,
textures, smelling, pre-science, developing
vocabulary, visual awareness, and
measurements. Children constantly learn
literacy in cooking activities because they are
picking up on new words for foods that they are
being introduced to and are cooking with. They
learn how to follow directions and you can even
teach geography by introducing foods from
different areas or discussing where certain
ingredients come from.” Susan Singer
Los Angeles Unified School District
Cook-a-Doodle-Doo!
Give 20 minutes to read aloud to the class
The Most Magnificent
Strawberry Shortcake

What were some of the difficulties that
the characters had in creating the
strawberry shortcake?

What did the characters learn?
Work in a group to Solve a
Problem
▫ Problem: How many shortcakes will fit
on the tray to fill it, and how many
cups of whipped cream and
strawberries will we need?
▫ Create roles for each group member:
Supplier, recorder, artist,
spokesperson, or board recorder
Great-Granny’s Magnificent
Strawberry Shortcake

Before the students begin, demonstrate
how to create one individual shortcake
using 1/4 cup of whipped cream and 1/3
cup of strawberries. Then pass around
one 16-inch pizza pan so that each
student has a chance to hold it. (Do not
tell the students the dimentions of the
pan)
▫ When each group has seen the tray
restate the question:
How many shortcakes will fit on the tray to
fill it, and how many cups of strawberries
and whipped cream will we need?
▫ Leave the sample shortcake sitting in the
tray for students to observe as they solve
our problem.
   Once students record and share and
compare group results. Have the students
sit around you while you count and you
add the amount of actual ingredients
needed. While the students are enjoying
their shortcake ask them why they
thought that their estimations were less or
more than the actual total.
Causes of Math Anxiety

•Lack of variety in the teaching/learning process

•Emphasis on memorization (this doesn't mean things
shouldn't be memorized)

•Emphasis on speed (who cares how fast)

•Emphasis on doing one's own work (sometimes we
learn from and with others)

•Authoritarian teaching (my way is the only way!--Didn't
you hate this in school?)

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