MATH IDEAS
- COUNT ON-Hang
a calendar either in your child's room or on the refrigerator. Start
with a blank grid and have your child fill in the numbers. Mark
important dates. Use the calendar to add and subtract. Make a
weather symbol for each day and count the total number of sunny, rainy,
cloudy days. The calendar can be used to teach many math concepts.
- ESTIMATION-Have your child connect
numbers with amounts by estimating. How many chips in a chocolate chip
cookie? How many Hershey Kisses in a one pound bag? How many
times can you write the alphabet in one minute? You can then count the
exact amount to verify.
- CLASSIFYING-To develop classification
skills you can let your child sort groceries in the pantry or clothes in the
closet.
- MONEY-To help reinforce counting
money, let your child help you count change at the store. Practice
counting by 5's and 10's when counting nickels and dimes. While
shopping have your child pick out the correct money amount to pay for an
item.
- Measurement-Let your child measure at
home using a ruler, measuring tape, scale. Have them help with a
recipe and measure using measuring spoons and cups.
- Addition Magic-Add the numbers across
and down. The last row down and the bottom row across will have the
same answer.
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