In ‘Real World Math’, Richard makes math fun and engaging to kids, while satisfying their innate desire to understand how things work. Richard figures that if he can make math fun for kids that it will also satisfy their curiosity and point their energy in a positive direction.
As every parent knows, kids love to help cook things, and while they view this process mostly as a chance to play mad scientist with the flour and butter and vanilla, there’s are some great opportunities to introduce useful math concepts whenever you cook together.
For younger kids (2-5), it’ll be more about very simple concepts (counting eggs, identifying shapes of sticks of butter, pepperoni slices, etc.).
But for those 6 and up you can start introducing them to real world fractions, estimating, measuring, and distribution principles.