Even leisure time activities involve math—what would baseball be without batting averages?
Teach your child to enjoy math and to make math a part of her everyday life. Here are suggestions:
Encourage your child to use math while she eats. A child can learn about fractions by dividing a sandwich into fourths. She can cut sandwiches into geometric shapes.
If you have a calculator, teach your child to use all the functions. Let your child practice by double-checking the supermarket receipt.
As you’re going grocery shopping, encourage your child to use coupons. Ask, “If this coupon gives us 25 cents off, what will the price be?”
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