As parents we get into routines at night with our children. Part of those routines might include reading to your child nightly before they go off to sleep. So how can we do Math nightly? I went to a math conference that gave ideas on how to incorporate math daily in our routines. I have compiled all those activities into a document for you to try with your child. I am hoping you can find an activity to incorporate nightly with your child. Make it fun and make Math daily!
Here is a great Math resource to use for activities for your child(ren). I would recommend picking one activity a day to work on in their grade level.
Hope your Summer was fantastic! I am ready to get started this year with Mathematics and be any assistance I can for your student(s) here at Freedom. Please feel free to reach out if you would like any help with your child in math. This year I am looking forward to reaching out on our Freedom Facebook page with activities you can do at home with Math. Look for those to come!
It has been a "Wanderful" Math year with your child this year!
Keep up those Math skills this summer by using a deck of cards or dice to play games this summer. Ask your child to show you how to play Card on my Forward, Salute, or Goldfish with a deck of Cards. Things to do to practice Math this summer in the car or at home:
1. Start counting from any number forward, but than reverse and go backwards. (skip count)
2. Have your child tell you different ways to make 10, 12, or 20? Use different numbers to come up with different combinations.
3. Practice adding or subtracting numbers by counting on or down.
4. Count coins this summer. Coins is a great tool to help skip count.
5. Find Geometry Shapes outside . How many sides and angles? Find 3D shapes in the house?
6. Work on Telling time. If we go to the grocer y store at 12:30 and shop for an hour and a half, what time will we be finished?
7. Practice Counting objects.
Great game to practice partitioning numbers and adding!
Materials needed: 3 to 4 dice, or a deck of cards using the number cards.
Objective: Find a combination closest to the Target number. Target number can be 10 or 20.
Directions to play: Roll all the dice or draw three or four cards. Using all the numbers rolled or cards drawn use only two of the numbers at a time to try to come up with different combinations closest to the target number.
Once you have a math equation, record it and find out how far it is from the target.
Look to see who got the closest each round and that person wins that round.
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.
Want to help your child practice math in a fun way? It is super simple, just grab a deck of cards and remove all the face cards. Deal out the cards evenly face down. Each person turns over one card simultaneously. If the two cards add to ten , the first person to say SNAP wins those cards. If the two cards don't equal to ten, each person lays another card down next to the others to see if there are any combinations of ten. The game continues until all cards are played and all matches have been discovered. An additional game option is a way to make ten, it does not have to be just two cards. Count matches up to see who discovered the most ways to make ten. Other variations of SNAP could be making other sums, such as, 8, and 9. Also, you could subtract instead of add.
Important part of Math is Number Sense and a way you can help your child is by having them count forwards and backwards. Make it harder by starting at different points. For example: Let's count to 87 and we are going to start with 71 counting by two's. (71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, 83, 85, 87) Now reverse.