First photo: Haiku Elementary School 5th-grade teacher Lisa Daly (from right) helps University of Hawaii Maui College math teacher Teri Evangelista and Lahaina Intermediate School 7th-grade math teacher Jun Wu prepare a test bowl of ahi poke Thursday morning. Teachers learn how to spice up their math curriculums during the second day of the three-day Applied Math and Culinary Arts Skills Enhancement Workshop at the University of Hawaii Maui College's Culinary Academy. The 15 teachers participating from Maui and Molokai represented a wide range of instructors, including grade school, intermediate, high school and college. "The goal is to introduce the teachers to hands-on activities pertaining to math and show how math is used in the real world," said project coordinator Glenn Oura. "In this sense, we are using the culinary arts as a vehicle." At the end of the session, they sat down together to eat the fruits of their labor.
Second photo: Maui Culinary Academy chef Dean Louie (from right) observes a pan of miso-braised pork being prepared by Kamalii Elementary School math coach Nalani Caulford, Maui High School culinary teacher Joanne Kong and Kamalii Elementary School 4th-grade teacher Joy Cabatu on Thursday.
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