CMAC Cooking Up Community Press Release
This press release was written for a Strategic Campaigns course for the Children's Museum of Alamance County.
Published on: Mar 4, 2016
Transcripts - CMAC Cooking Up Community Press Release
Children’s Museum of Alamance County
217 South Main Street
Graham, NC 27253
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Date of Issue
Kitchen Serves as Mathematical Learning Environment For Children
(Graham, NC) It is no secret that the U.S. falls short in global rankings on math and
science among students. In a 2013 article NPR reported that the U.S. failed to rank within
even the top twenty countries. With this, many schools and parents are struggling to find
creative ways to incorporate math into their children’s education through fun activities.
Cooking and time in the kitchen may be the solution to this. According to research
published in the International Journal of Early Year Education, children who were subtly
guided through math lessons during cooking scored higher on math tests than children
cooking with no guidance.
The research showed that cooking allows for math skills at all levels to be introduced to
children. From counting the number of raisins added to an ants-on-a-log to using fraction
skills to half a recipe for chocolate chip cookies, cooking can enhance their learning in a
The Children’s Museum of Alamance County is implementing a new program called
CMAC Chefs where children are invited to visit the museum and make their favorite “no-
bake” snacks with the help of CMAC volunteers. Children will not only be learning about
healthy eating habits and how to cook, but they will also be enhancing their math skills at
the same time.
CMAC Chefs classes will be held Wednesdays at 2 p.m. just in time for a child’s
For more information please contact Inda Luciano at