27:21 Minutes

Math Meets Culinary Arts

Carla Hall

Here’s something to feed your brain. Carla Hall from ABC’s The Chew and Nicholas Elmi, Top Chef winner, show how cooking a meal, maintaining a healthy diet, and running a restaurant just wouldn’t be possible without math.       

Lesson Plans
Lesson 1: Baker’s Percentage

Use ratio reasoning in the baker’s percentage to identify precise quantities for a recipe.

Lesson 2: Relish Ratios

Solve a multi-step problem by converting measurement units and scaling down quantities.

Lesson 3: Scaling Up

Use ratio and rate reasoning to scale for large quantities and compare costs.

Lesson 4: Protein Proportions

Apply proportional reasoning to analyze the percentage content of ingredients in a meal.

Recipe: Bake a Cake

Learn how to bake a Chocolate- Raspberry Angel Food Cake With Chocolate Ganache Icing.