This project was an opportunity for students to be in control of their own learning. All the passion projects inspired an interest in learning and focused on strengthening problem-solving and self-management skills.
One of the projects was Masterchef where students learned how to measure, melt, mix, and chop ingredients to create a number of food creations.
The students worked in groups of 4 and were selected from the Ohaaki team. They learned to manage themselves while working as part of a group. They had to share and make sure everyone had a turn doing something in the process of making their food item.
The students also kept a record of the recipes they made in their own books. They discussed what they enjoyed the most about making these food creations and explained how tasty they were.
Emily - I learnt how to measure with cups and spoons and read a recipe.
Sienna - I learnt how to make icing and practice good hygiene before preparing food.
Keywords: Mathematics, Measuring, Using language, symbols, and text, Hygiene, Inquiry, Passion project