Hospitality and Tourism 3: Salads

Hospitality and Tourism 3: Salads

Math-enhanced CTE lessons are written only after CTE and math teacher teams work together to develop a curriculum map that identifies the CTE concepts and intersecting math concepts (including the Common Core math standards) that are naturally embedded within the CTE curriculum. Once the map is complete, the CTE and math teacher teams, working in communities of practice, select from within it one or more CTE concepts and related math concepts to develop into CTE lesson plans. The Math-in-CTE model’s seven-element pedagogic framework (PDF) guides this lesson development process. When the lessons are complete, the CTE teachers create scope and sequence plans for integrating the lessons into their courses.

Salads is a sample Hospitality and Tourism (Culinary/FACS) lesson created by a CTE and math teacher team from Utah. The lesson’s objective is to teach students to create an aesthetically pleasing salad and prepare a vinaigrette dressing that uses the correct vinegar to oil ratio. The CTE concept taught in this lesson is how to make salads and salad dressings. Math concepts include ratios, percentages, fractions, and conversions.