Instead of using traditional illustrations or manipulatives to explain the different types of geometric curves or conic sections that form when a plane intersects with a cone, bloggers Lenore M. Edman and Windell H. Oskay suggest baking some scones to demonstrate what those conic sections look like. "One of the things about doing math in food is that it makes it more concrete and understandable — hopefully, your scones aren't concrete — but it's much more tactile," Edman says in this interview.

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