Math At Home ....
- Have your child count to 100 by ones, fives and tens.
- Count objects like windows, doors, etc…
- Use the calendar to count the number of days in a week or in a month, to count the number of months in a year, or to name the days of a week or months of a year.
- Pour different amounts of water into 3 or 4 glasses that are the same size. Compare the amounts of water using terms such as more, less, or the same.
- Compare sizes of different objects using terms such as bigger, smaller, longer, shorter, etc…
- Sort objects by size, shape and color, and discuss what makes them different from each other.
- Find different kinds of patterns in your home such as on wallpaper, quilts, curtains, furniture, clothing, etc…
- Play the number game. “Guess my number between 20 and 30. Use the words more or less as clue words.
- Play addition war. Remove all face cards from a deck of playing cards and divide the remaining cards between two players. Each player puts 2 cards down and the person with the highest sum wins all four cards.
- Practice identifying coins and their values. Using their own money, have your child count and decide if they have enough to make a certain purchase.
- Have your child figure out the “fair share” of candy, snacks, food, etc. when splitting it between 2 or more people. This sharpens counting, adding, subtracting, and sometimes, fraction skills.