All good things must come to an end. The TOS Crew Review Season for 2014-2015 is quickly winding down. But, never fear, I come bearing another fantastic review! I bring to you Eat Your Math Homework by Ann McCallum Books.
One of the greatest benefits working on the TOS Review Crew is reviewing curriculum that you otherwise may have never heard about. Eat Your Math Homework did not disappoint!
What is so special about this book?
Eat Your Math Homework is just one of a series of books by Ann. This series takes one of my favorite homeschool methods and introduces educational concepts! Eat Your Math Homework introduces delicious recipes combined with a hands-on approach to teaching math! Your child will be introduced to six different Math concepts such as:
- Fibonacci Snack Sticks
- Fraction Chips
- Tessellating Two-Color Brownies
- Fibonacci Snack Sticks
- Milk and Tangram Cookies
- Variable Pizza Pi
- Probability Snack Mix
Eat Your Math Homework is a beautifully written and illustrated Math curriculum. It is about 48 pages long and the general age recommendation is ages 7-10. However, we did not stick to this recommendation.
The book begins with an introduction and kitchen safety tips, which is always good to review with your children. 🙂 It ends with a review of the Math concepts covered and a glossary that is very helpful with definitions. This book is absolutely beautiful and the pictures and illustrations will keep younger children engaged! I used this curriculum with ages 6, 8 and 11. The concepts are taught in such a fun way that even younger ones quickly grasp what the lessons.
How did I use this curriculum?
The keywords in the title are EAT…..YOUR….MATH. 🙂 My children literally at what they learned! How much fun is that? The recipes are super easy for kids to follow. Although they could have completed these lessons without me, I decided to stay to offer guidance and ensure my kitchen didn’t turn into a stage for a food fight. Did I mention I have all boys? My oldest is able to help the younger two with measuring as well as other tasks. I was able to sit back and enjoy. It was a lot of fun to put aside “traditional” math for a little while and enjoy the time with my kids while they learned in an untraditional way. I love how each lesson focuses on a specific concept, but also requires children to utilize other math concepts to complete the recipes. What a fun and a wonderful way to learn! I highly, Highly, HIGHLY recommend this curriculum! I plan to get more curriculum from Ann McCallum’s series myself! I also found a teacher guide HERE that is downloadable!
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