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Cooking with fractions! (Like cooking - but using cups and fractions of a cup instead of scales).

Cooking with fractions

Time to put away the scales and to use your fractions to cook with. For these recipes you will need to cut ingredients into fractions and use measuring cups and spoons to measure out ingredients in halves and quarters.


Fractions are really important in Maths. Remember that for something to be a fraction it needs to be divided into equal sections. Before starting to cook, take a close look at the measuring cups and spoons to work out what 1/2 and 1/4 will look like. If you don't have proper measuring cups - that's fine, use any cup from your home (as long as you use the same cup for the whole recipe you can't go wrong!) Same with the spoons, just use a teaspoon and a normal spoon from the cutlery draw instead.


All recipes are nut free and can be made dairy free (alternative ingredients are listed alongside anything where dairy would be used). Instructions to melt butter/chocolate are for the microwave but if you do not have one/would prefer to melt using the stove-top bain-marie method then fell free to adapt this section of the recipe.

Frozen Banana Lollies

Frozen banana and strawberries covered in yogurt, chocolate and toppings of your choice. What better way to cool down on a hot day. If you can't get strawberries experiment with other fruit such as melon, pineapple or grapes. 

Mini-Pizza Quiches

Enjoy these hot mini-quiches direct from the oven. Filled with a gooey egg mixture and fillings of your choice - make a signature batch or personalise each one for every member of the family.



Create a whole fraction themed meal for your family. Each person could have a slice of pizza (fraction of an object) with a bowl of mini salad (fraction of a set of objects) served on a fraction place mat (fraction of a shape) with 1/2 a glass of water (fraction of an amount)!

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