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# Pigs in the Pantry: Fun with Math and Cooking

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When poor Mrs. Pig gets a cold, Mr. Pig and the piglets devise a plan to get rid of her sniffles. The Pigs decide on the perfect remedy: to fix Mrs. Pig's favorite five alarm chili. Will the Pigs be able to cure Mrs. Pig with a spicy meal? Or will their measuring mistakes get them in hot water? Join the Pigs and see what trouble they can cook up in the kitchen.
Paperback, 40 pages
Published August 1st 1999 by Aladdin (first published 1997)

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Sep 30, 2012 Gaby Roman rated it really liked it
Shelves: math, measurement, cooking
I really liked this book. I would use this book to introduce how to be safe while cooking and how to correctly measure things while you cook. I would try to make the firehouse chili as a class and measure of the ingredients together. I would see if my school would allow us to cook it in the kitchen or have an employee who works in the kitchen do it. I think this book could be used in the classroom to bring excitement about measurement when cooking.
Mar 27, 2012 Sarah rated it really liked it
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Extra star for math integration: Measurement. Mrs. Pig is sick in bed, but her family treats her to a home-cooked meal nonetheless. We have the recipe (they're making chili) and watch to see what mistakes Mr. Pig makes as he prepares the dish. At the end are measurement conversions, an invitation to recreate the recipe in the metric system.
Mar 18, 2011 Sharonneika rated it liked it
Shelves: math-literature
I think that Pigs in the Pantry is a great book for math and experimenting with cooking. This book can be used as a read aloud before participating in a project of making cookies from scratch in the classroom. its good for learning how to measure and it uses fractions so I would say that it could be recommended for use with 3rd grade or higher.
Apr 07, 2011 Rebecca added it
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This book is a great demonstration of how math and science work together. some pigs have a recipe to help get rid of a cold. The recipe is included in the book. I recommend this book for 2nd-4th grades.
Apr 16, 2012 Tricia rated it it was amazing
Shelves: math
I loved this book, especially the illustrations! Mrs. Pig is sick, so Mr. Pig and the piglets try to make her chili. This would be a great book to use to teach the various kinds of measurement as it involves measuring out ingredients. I would use this book for first grade.
Jul 24, 2011 Theresa rated it did not like it
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about a dad that tries to cook but does not follow the recipies, and shows how to miss handel the situation
Apr 11, 2012 Tiffany Young rated it really liked it
Shelves: math
I love these pig books! In this one, Mrs. Pig is sick, so Mr. Pig and the piglets decide to cook her some warm chili. This book would be great for teaching students about measurement!
Apr 11, 2011 Chenoa Brown rated it liked it
-Great math tools
-Conversion to measurements
-Mrs. Pig gets sick and her husband and children try to cook......DISASTER!!!
this teaching ways you are doing math while cooking. it can also be used to teach a lesson about chemical change in science.
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May 03, 2017 Emma rated it it was amazing
This book has no awards and is good for ages 4-8. This fun book revolves entirely around a five-alarm chili recipe. When the mom gets sick, she wants something to help her feel cozy and better. Her husband and children attempt to follow her recipe to make her delicious and spicy chili, but along the way make measurement errors from wrongly reading the instructions! Some of the scenes are absolutely hilarious, due to the wording and language. It has some scientific elements, such as cooking and m ...more
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This book is about a dad and the two kids cooking for their sick mom and making a mess in the kitchen. The book has a couple recipes in it and teaching things like what a "pinch" of something means. I would use this around mother's day or a holiday where kids might be cooking.
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