December is the season to celebrate some quality family time. Why not add math to the equation?
Come up with something fascinating, fun and math-friendly and your family will be so caught up in the discovery process while completing the activity, that you won’t even realize that you are doing “work” learning math.
Math is used in every step of baking, whether it's a gingerbread house, rugelach, or layered winter cake. You will need to measure quantities, use fractions to divide the number of servings, and determine the surface area of the cake to fit it in the right pan. Add some more challenge by calculating cooking times based on the weight, converting temperature from Celcius to Fahrenheit or discussing angles in layering and decorating.
If you need some more guidance there's an event series at MoMath, the country's only museum dedicated to mathematics, in Manhattan. Join MoMath and Geometiles for a fun night celebrating math at the nation’s only Museum of Math.
Family Fridays at MoMath
11 E 26th St