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Hero and Project Description: 

McMaster’s innovative teaching idea, “Fractions of Food,” focuses on integrating culinary arts with math in a delicious learning experience. The project will ask students to read recipes, measure and divide ingredients, collaborate in teams and focus on how nutrition can affect them individually. This project will not only bring the third grade and kindergarten classes together, but will allow families and community guests to demonstrate a favorite recipe and interact with the students. To hone math skills even further, McMaster’s recipe creation projects will advance to “purchasing” goods, challenging students to work with money. From memorable connection time to the mastery of fractions, McMaster hopes her project engages students through real-life mathematical and scientific inquiry, and fosters their social skills through collaborations and mentorship.

Unsung Hero City: 
Albuquerque
Unsung Hero State: 
NM
Unsung Hero School: 
Horizon Academy West
Unsung Hero Year: 
2 018
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