Investigating the use of cooking to teach mathematics
Dr. Ann Wheeler and Ms. Katelynn Hogan were interested in examining how the learning outcomes of students are affected when students engage in mathematics through the use of cooking‐ inspired techniques in a mathematics classroom, as well as the reactions future/current teachers who may teach mathematics respond to the lessons. Thus, Ms. Hogan developed four different cooking inspired lesson plans which incorporated either food and/or food‐like elements, such as slime. Ms. Hogan co‐taught one of the lessons with Dr. Wheeler in a first‐grade classroom in May. Dr. Wheeler also taught an additional lesson in her summer geometry class for future and current teachers.