Cooking and numbers

Ockment Centre, Okehampton

Who is this course for?

You may already know how to weigh ingredients and measure liquids. You regularly read recipes and work out times and quantities. You can even double up your mixture. There is a lot of maths in cooking which you already know and use. This course is a fun way of building confidence in your maths to encourage you to move forward and get the qualifications you don’t yet have.

Course content

You will be following recipes, buying ingredients and making dishes.

Support and feedback

How will I learn?

You will work in small groups to learn and explore mathematical topics and improve understanding. In the classroom you will focus on working with others and questioning concepts and ideas to better understand the world of mathematics, and hopefully, have some fun!

How will my progress be monitored?

You will be encouraged to be responsible for your own learning. An individual learning plan will be used to record your targets and achievements.

Additional costs and requirements

You will need to bring pen and paper. All other maths equipment will be provided.

You can only enrol on this course once you have had an assessment from an experienced Learn Devon Tutor to determine which course is most suitable for your needs. If you are interested in enrolling on this course please call our Tavistock centre on 01822 613701 or email to make an appointment for an assessment.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

Weekly homework will be used to practice mathematical techniques, check understanding of topics covered and provide feedback on progress.

About the tutor

John Austen works as an Area Tutor (Maths) for Learn Devon and is based in West Devon. Prior to this his posts have included school teacher, literacy/numeracy tutor, management training consultant and Skills for Life numeracy tutor – amounting to over 40 years experience in education.

John has Qualified Teaching Status (QTS) in maths and arts. He also plays guitar in local bands – along with maths music is another passion.

“I like teaching, it is great when you see the learner understand and then look to progress further”

John Austen, Area Tutor

Start date06 Nov 2018
End date27 Nov 2018
Start time10:00
End time12:30
Concessions not available