Help your children learn how math concepts
are all around them.
Have your children line up assorted containers in
order of increasing volume. Ask if the shapes make a difference in the
volume or if height is more important. Then test the theory with water
or sand.
Use materials from home—cardboard tubes and egg
cartons—to build a bridge. How much weight can it support? Use
canned food or books to figure it out.
Measure everything—furniture, toys, and their
bodies. Use a ruler or yardstick. Cut a length of string and challenge
them to find items exactly the same length.
Let them cook with you. Following a recipe involves
math skills.
Let them shop with you. Which is the bargain: the
sale item or the house brand?
For
additional math fun, check out these new picture books:
Full House: An Invitation to Fraction by Dayle
Dodds. Candlewick, 2007.
It’s Probably Penny by Loreen Leedy. Marshall
Cavendish, 2007.
Missing Math--A Number Mystery by Loreen Leedy.
Marshall Cavendish, 2008.