By Miriam Myers , GreatSchools Staff
Increasing and decreasing amounts for a recipe helps to teach your child about proportion and ratios.
Choose a recipe to make with your child. Point out how the recipe is written to yield a certain amount of food. Discuss what you would do if you wanted to increase or decrease the amount of food. Talk about how and why it is important to keep the same ratio of ingredients. Decide if you are going to increase or decrease the recipe. For example, you could decide that you are going to double the recipe. Then have your child recalculate the new amounts for the ingredients.
Sign up for our free newsletter and we'll send you
more just like it every week.
Thank you! You will begin to receive newsletters from us shortly.
Thanks for verifying your updated email address.
Oops! That email verification link has expired. Please click the button below to receive a new one.
Create an account to submit your answers.
Sign in with an existing GreatSchools account or using Facebook:
Your review has been posted to GreatSchools.
Share with friends! Post your opinion of on Facebook.
Welcome to GreatSchools!
Thanks! We just sent you an email – please click on the link in the email to post your answers.
Get timely updates for , including performance data and recently posted user reviews.