Cider & Osmosis: Try this 7-minute how-to for equivalent ratios

The ability to double and triple our favorite fall recipes in less than a moment is an overlooked gift, creditable to equivalent ratios. Autumn, along with all the unknown it brings, opens the door to be thankful for our mental math abilities! As we enjoy the breeze and grateful hearts, we can foster that identical mathematical automaticity in our kids.

Unfortunately, for our children, the pre-algebraic concept of equivalent ratios is not transferable by osmosis. Explicit, mindful, methodical instruction is the place to begin. Today’s math video is designed to give our children the confidence with equivalent ratios. They’re everywhere!

Have you watched our math lesson introducing Ratios? Quick, this is a good place to start! 

Ratios find their happy selves in:

  • Apple cider
  • Collegiate football
  • Lemonade (summer throwback!)
  • Price per ounce (grocery store aisles across America)

But this is the season of leaves falling! Is anyone else excited about this?!?
In that awareness, Apple Cider feels like the perfect practical application. Consider this slice of a recipe:
Apple Cider

In today’s video lesson, Math Specialist Brittany combines:

  1. Sound mathematical language
  2. Parties
  3. Lemonade
  4. Latin

She stirs them in a tall glass jar to concoct a kid-friendly sip of equivalent ratios! Bottoms up! If you want to reminisce over July, let’s imagine lemonade. If you are fully immersed in this Halloween season, let’s play with an Apple cider recipe.

Up next: Watch our How to Solve Proportions: More confidence and cake! 

This may not be the best time for massive social gatherings, but is it the season to pause, breath a hearty “thank you” for what our brains and bodies can do in the kitchen!

It’s a perfect time to concoct some cider, download our FREEBIE, and click, “play” on the Math video! Will our kids use ratios in business, football, or in self-care? Who knows. It’s not AS easy as osmosis, but it’s pretty close!

Step 1: Download the Printable

Step 2: Watch the Video

MFM Authors

Matthew Lyda

Matthew Lyda

Multisensory Math Specialist

Matthew is a Blue Belt in Shotokan Karate, a happy husband, wilderness lover, drummer, and a voracious reader! He works with students one:one as well as in group classes. 

Brittany Sawyer

Brittany Sawyer

Multisensory Math Specialist, VP of Group Classes

Brittany is a certified teacher with 12 years experience teaching mathematics. She loves the outdoors, is an avid sports fan, and doesn’t discriminate of sweets of any kind. She works with students one:one as well in group classes.