Have a wonderful Thanksgiving! Have your child help you in the kitchen with baking. This is a great time for them to work with measurements and have to count out ingredients. Have them compare measuring cups, which is larger and smaller? Which is more 1/4 teaspoon or a 1 tablespoon? There is all kinds of fun math in baking! Enjoy the holidays!
Number lines are used daily in our classrooms. They are great to show a child how to add by moving forward or subtract by moving backwards. Also, Number Lines are a great way to put numbers in order. A good place to start is draw a number line and and place numbers below it. Show your child how to move forward on the number line. For example, one more than two would be one space beyond three. Ask your child questions, such as, what is one more than seven? Two more than seven? Then try subtracting. Explain it goes in the other direction. For example, what is 1 less than seven? Next activity is draw an empty number line and cut out some cards of numbers. They can be random numbers or numbers that can go in sequence. For example, 11, 15, 17, 21. Mix up the cards and ask them to put them in order on the number line. This is harder to do when they are random. Talk about why the teen numbers go first, then the twenties etc.