Doubling, Halving & More
Numberlicious!DVD - 2016
Cousins Kevin and Alanna come to the rescue by enlisting experts to help them solve Uncle Norm's problems with mathematical solutions. In this episode, Uncle Norm is having company of eight for dinner but his recipe is only for four. Kevin and Alanna take him to a chef who helps him with the math computation, measurement (volume, weight, temperature), and simple ratios. Following a recipe involves understanding and enacting a step-by-step process: applications of mathematical processes such as logic, sequential thinking and following directions. Recipes involve portions and measurements, often needing doubling for a large crowd or dividing for a smaller group, necessitating the application of arithmetic skills with fractions and whole numbers involving all the computational operations: adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing.