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Learning ratios through belonging was the highlight of the term for seventh-graders.

By Cassandra Papalilo

They began their math project by reading an article titled, “Food transports Syrian refugees’ imaginations to a place that no longer exists,” to learn about the way food creates a sense of belonging and metaphorically brings someone back to a special place/time of their life. Inspired by this, Innovators determined the food that makes them feel this way and found the corresponding recipe. Recipes ranged from salted caramel brownies to zucchini bread. Innovators used their chosen recipe to study ratios, rates, unit cost, and proportions. The project culminated in baking with Chef Mike to bake brownies, a fan-favorite of our NEIA community.