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Holiday Math for families

posted Dec 19, 2014, 8:05 AM by Tracy Mertz
Holiday Math: Take advantage of math in the world

Summer is a great time to learn how math relates to the real world. Math is everywhere!
Help your child prevent “summer learning loss” by taking advantage of the many great opportunities to practice math naturally!
Below are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Cooking can involve weighing, measuring, ordering, estimating, adding, multiplying …
  • Restaurants and shopping can involve money, number identification, estimating, adding, subtracting, division …
  • Parties can involve matching numbers of people to plates, cutlery, area of tables, estimation,
    multiplication …
  • Trips can involve time, distance, budgeting, speed, evaluating various routes, license plate games (e.g. adding or multiplying the numbers on the plate) …
  • Home projects can involve estimation, measuring, multiplication …
  • Gardening can involve measuring, counting, area, division …

These ideas all demonstrate how much math is involved in our daily lives and will support your child in his or her basic computation and problem-solving skills in natural, fun and real ways.

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