Using Maths to raise money

On Friday, Rowan Class made cakes to raise money for kitchen equipment for our friends at our twinned school, Kafuro Primary School. But this was no ordinary cooking lesson. Mr Stanley gave the children basic recipe cards and then the children had to use ratio to scale the recipes to the amount of cakes that were required. The children had to use multiplication and division skills to correctly scale the ingredients. Only then were they allowed to go to the kitchen and start baking. Once again the children had to measure out the ingredients accurately using scales.

When all the children had finished baking, 98 cupcakes had been made that were sold on the playground as part of ‘Treat Friday.’ The cakes sold out very quickly!

We would like to ask our friends at Kafuro whether they have done any follow up baking since Mr Stanley and Mrs Green visited in July and August. Has Gloria set up her own baking school?

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