Weed Elementary School

Weed Elementary School is in Far Northern California.  We have a diverse ethnic population with 80% low socio-economic status.  There is a significant group of 8th graders not quite ready for Algebra 1 who are enrolled in Algebra Readiness.  We have found this program needs a bit of a boost in order to teach these students, and all students at our school, real-world applications.  We will use cooking as a means to enhance our curriculum and teach students math with a hands-on emphasis.  All students in our school will benefit and we hope to include their parents, as well.  GATE students can do an expanded unit using cooking, and we hope to include all subject areas to write a cookbook, video tape a cooking show, shop for supplies, and donate food to a food bank.