|Mix In Math Everyday
|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
- 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
- Let them shop with you. Which is the bargain: the
sale item or the house brand?
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
Missing Math--A Number Mystery by Loreen Leedy.
Marshall Cavendish, 2008.
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