How To: Approximate Recipes
Place of Learning: 
Distance Learning
Kitchen Classroom
30 Min
Grade Level: 
6 – 8
9 – 12
Whole Family

The Edible Schoolyard Project
Berkeley, CA

Do you see cooks and chefs preparing food without measuring or without even looking at recipes? Do you want to be able to cook with that kind of freedom? Learning how to approximate recipes and measurements is an important part of learning how to cook. This lesson will help you practice those skills.
Student Learning Goals & Objectives: 
  • Try approximation in recipes. 
Teaching Notes: 
  • If students are completing this lesson as part of the kitchen curriculum Cooking with Curiosity: Challenging Perfection with Reflection this lesson is 2.9. The ninth lesson of Unit 2.
  • For sections that instruct students to READ, you can record yourself reading aloud and send it to students. Direct them to read along with the recording. This is a helpful strategy for differentiating learning that supports all students, especially English Language Learners.