The Portal Opens Up… In The Kitchen!

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Mountain to Climb:

Navigators, help Mr. C figure out the math puzzle that his Snickerdoodle Recipe is written in. Make sure you find out the amount of each ingredient he needs!

Seeking the Peak:

  • SnickerdoodleRecipe
  • To figure out part of the recipe, you may need to find the Least Common Multiple. For more information on what an LCM is, check out this video.

Beyond the Peak:


  • Novel: A Tangle of Knots – imagesIn a slightly magical world where everyone has a Talent, eleven-year-old Cady is an orphan with a phenomenal Talent for cake baking.But little does she know that fate has set her on a journey from the moment she was born. And her destiny leads her to a mysterious address that houses a lost luggage emporium, an old recipe, a family of children searching for their own Talents, and a Talent Thief who will alter her life forever. However, these encounters hold the key to Cady’s past and how she became an orphan. If she’s lucky, fate may reunite her with her long-lost parent.


  • images-1Picture Book: Thunder Cake –A loud clap of thunder booms, and rattles the windows of Grandma’s old farmhouse. “This is Thunder Cake baking weather,” calls Grandma, as she and her granddaughter hurry to gather the ingredients around the farm. A real Thunder Cake must reach the oven before the storm arrives. But the list of ingredients is long and not easy to find . . . and the storm is coming closer all the time.


Reaching the Peak:

Once you think you have reached the peak of this mountain, ask an adult for permission to leave us a reply explaining how you arrived at a solution. Your reply may not appear right away – don’t worry! – it has been sent to Portal Peak for review and will be posted soon. Remember, there is no need to give an email, your last name, or a website when leaving your reply, just leave those parts blank. For more information, head over to the Navigator’s Base Camp.

Hey Navigators – if you have the time, try baking a batch of Snickerdoodles using the recipe!


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