Category Archives: Cooking with Kids

Hot Stuff: Mashed Potato Lava Cakes

PART 2 Ta da! As promised, here is the bonus section part 2 for the upcoming EAT YOUR SCIENCE HOMEWORK: RECIPES FOR INQUIRING MINDS. Time to make some delicious Mashed Potato Lava Cakes…. And, yes, the recipe really does include … Continue reading

Volcanos- That’s a lot of Lava!

Here it is– a sneak peak at my next book: EAT YOUR SCIENCE HOMEWORK: RECIPES FOR INQUIRING MINDS Okay, so it won’t be out for another year, but here is a bonus section on volcanoes. Look back for part 2 … Continue reading

Dishing Up Math on Alphabet Soup!

The one-and-only, marvelous math-convert, Jama Rattigan, has posted a wonderful review of “Eat Your Math Homework: Recipes for Hungry Minds” on her “Alphabet Soup blog”. Thanks so much, Jama! The review is delicious! Please check it out here: http://jamarattigan.com/2013/03/05/ann-mccallum-and-leeza-hernandez-dish-on-eat-your-math-homework/#more-8784

Pizza Puzzler

To solve this oh-so-delicious logic problem, please, I beg you: PLAY WITH YOUR FOOD! Add a little pizzazz to dinner tonight with a easy to assemble pizza puzzler. Not only will you enjoy a tasty dinner or snack, you will … Continue reading

Triangular Number Christmas Tree

Okay, okay, so it’s a little early… Well, a lot early. Still, before we know it, it WILL be the season! Here’s something to try in a few weeks… Triangular Number Christmas Tree 1, 3, 6, 10… What’s the pattern? … Continue reading

How many? How much? It’s a practical, necessary skill that we use every day. How many minutes left before we have to go? How much spaghetti to cook for dinner tonight? Estimation is important for children, too. What better way … Continue reading

Kids Eat Math!

It’s a long weekend– and only Saturday so it feels like I have all the time in the world. Bliss! I checked my email this morning to find a message stating that a Pat Zielow Miller reviewed my book Eat … Continue reading

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A Fibonacci Summer

Is it just me, or have the days of summer added up like… the Fibonacci sequence? You know, the first day is day 1 of summer break, and the second day still feels like day 1. There’s all the time … Continue reading

Eat This Fraction…

For an easy recipe that solidifies the concept of fractions for kids, check out this article from the Chicago Tribune. (The recipe, along with further exploration and more math recipes, can be found in Eat Your Math Homework: Recipes for … Continue reading

1, 2, 3’s are not the same all over the world! Yes, so we all need to count– and ‘two’ always means one and one more. But… number symbols themselves are not always the same wherever you go. Have you … Continue reading

Eat Your Math Homework: Summer 2011 Events

Chomp down on math when you attend these events this summer… One More Page Books– July 24→ 2:00 p.m. One More Page Bookstore 2200 W. Westmoreland Street #101, Arlington, VA 22213 Kensington Park Library– July 25→ 4:00 p.m. 4201 Knowles … Continue reading

PBS Parents Posts article for EAT YOUR MATH HOMEWORK

I’m so excited that PBS Parents posted this article in their Kitchen Explorers! Thank you Aviva Goldfarb for the wonderful review and photo of Tessellating Two Color Brownies. I am honored! Please check out the article here: PBS Kitchen Explorers (and enter to … Continue reading

Summer Reading the Kids are Craving!

“Eat Your Math Homework: Recipes for Hungry Minds” (Charlesbridge, July 1, 2011), written by Ann McCallum and illustrated by Leeza Hernandez, is a delicious book sure to please everyone. Continue reading

Book Giveaway from ChopChop Magazine!

ChopChop Magazine has great things to say about EAT YOUR MATH HOMEWORK: RECIPES FOR HUNGRY MINDS!!  (See below). They are also doing a book giveaway to the first ten readers who come up with a recipe that explains a mathematical … Continue reading

Cylinder Roll-Ups

These hearty cylinders are perfect for breakfast, lunch, OR dinner! And, they are as easy to make as it is easy to say ‘I love geometry’.  (I LOVE GEOMETRY!)  Cylinders are interesting shapes and very popular. Look around the … Continue reading

Multiplication Meatballs

Yum times ten! Figure that these Multiplication Meatballs (Recipe by Jancakes– www.jancakes.com) will be delicious! But, first what’s an array?  You guessed it! An array is an easy way to learn your times tables. You can use just a few meatballs … Continue reading

Chocolate Pretzel Counting Rods

Imagine a day with NO numbers! Sure, math class might be cancelled, but how could you take the schoolbus five miles to your house, or eat a double cheeseburger? Nope, any way you figure it, people everywhere count on numbers… … Continue reading

Getting Around with Perimeter…

Perimeter means the distance around something- like the fence around a garden to keep the deer from pilfering your plants. Or, the boards around a sandbox that keep the sand from seeping. Or a picture that frames your family. Okay, enough … Continue reading

Triangular Number Cake

Triangular Number Cake What do bowling ball pins, an unbroken set of pool table balls, and a flock of birds have in common? They can all represent triangular numbers, that’s what. Triangular numbers get their name because, well, they look like … Continue reading