Looking for ideas on how to do math at home with your child? Try these:
- Click on your child's grade level tab, and then on the module in the dropdown menu.
- There are descriptions for each module on this tab, and ideas for how to help at home.
- Try clicking on: Talking Math with kids. It gives great suggestions about how to talk about math with your kid informally. Lots of ideas about how to make math a part of family life, and how to see math in everyday objects and events. Talking math to your kid is really the best way to help your child grow stronger in math!
- Play board or card games! Every time you play games, your child is learning all sorts of math: how to think ahead for a good next move, how to count spaces to move a marker, and how to do lots of informal adding and subtracting with cards and dice.
- Some suggestions: Checkers, Candy Land, Chutes and Ladders, HiHo Cherrio, Go Fish – and whatever other kinds of games you have at home.
- Puzzles also teach children lots of math. Thinking visually and spatially in order to fit a piece is great math!
- Read aloud, and ask questions that use math. Click on the "Math Read-alouds" tab for plenty of book suggestions, with accompanying questions.