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Salt: Math Lesson

Introduction: 

The salt on your table isn’t there just to make your food taste better. Table salt is a compound of two chemical elements essential for our bodies: sodium and chlorine. Sodium is an especially important element, as it affects blood pressure and the overall workings of our bodies. But don’t pour it on. A little sodium goes a long way.

In this lesson you will:
  • Measure sodium using milligrams
  • Read food labels and check out serving sizes and sodium content of foods
  • Practice keeping track of your daily sodium intake

Photo: © Jorge Royan / http://www.royan.com.arCC-BY-SA-3.0

Skills: 
Basic Math
Consumer Math
Measurement