Kitchen Maths

Maths is everywhere.

Maths is enjoyable.

Maths is part of everyday life.

It is easy to think of maths as something that happens in the classroom or just as sums.

So where can we see and do maths. A great example is in the kitchen.

Maths in the Kitchen

Examples: Counting, measuring, weighing for cooking or telling the time with a clock on the wall. Here are some times tables questions you can ask in the kitchen. This is also a good example to show the practical application of the Times tables.

Q. 1 There are 7 people about to eat dinner and each person has a fork and a knife. How many knives and forks (pieces of cutlery) will you need.

7 x 2 = 14.

Q.2 The next day there are 6 people eating dinner. They each have a knife, fork and spoon. How many pieces of cutlery will you need to get from the kitchen.

6 x 3 = 18.

Q.3 The tap in the sink in the kitchen drips 6 times every minute. How many times does it drip in 8 minutes.

6 x 8 = 48.

These questions show how easy it is to ask maths questions in everyday conversation in a very easy and quick way.

It is also a great way to start problem solving maths questions.

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