Sunday, January 17, 2010

Baking Up Better Test Scores

It's been almost five years since I was in a school environment, seven if you count college.  My study skills were never sharp to begin with, making me me that much rustier in the pre-apprenticship program for women that I'm in for the next month. 

Imagine the surprise to find myself at the head of the class- and in mathematics, which was one of my weakest subjects throughout my academic career, second only to anything related to science.  And now I'm feeling comfortable with math? 

I attribute it all to my baking.

Fractions have become a tangible concept I can apply to my daily life as a baker.  I use them all the time.  I may have gotten a D in high school chemistry, but it hasn't slowed me down from being a chemist in the kitchen. 

So just a little tip for those of you who also struggle with maths and sciences: put on an apron and start cooking.

And don't ask things like "when am I ever going to need to know this" because one day you just may eat your words.  Literally.

1 comment:

  1. I'm inspired to know that my countless hours of yelling at you to "finish your homework" finally paid off.