Research shows that using math in practical situations has a positive effect on skill development. Of course, the added benefit is that nurturing opportunities arise.

Practice math for real, daily situations: discuss savings accounts, plan meals and follow recipes, consider a building project, gather sports statistics, etc.

And, if you are cooking together, don’t just make a dessert, make a creative dessert! Do I need to remind you that this is supposed to be fun?


–Photograph courtesy of Pat Hoffman