Baking is a fantastic authentic way to teach kids math. (True confession – I still need to visualize some sort of cooking experience when I am trying to figure out fractions.)
While baking with kids, you need to talk with them about what they are doing. Insert math language and content into the conversation. Guide them, but let them problem solve.
You can step in to stop a catastrophe – it would definitely be catastrophic to add too much salt to a cookie recipe, while adding too many chocolate chips would be a bonus!
Have fun, and please send me any good recipes for chocolate chip cookies. We lost our favorite family recipe (absolutely catastrophic).