Math All Around Us
Math is all around us. Most of our everyday activities require some use of math, such as paying for purchases (money), cooking (measuring), or making appointments (time). Sometimes we use math without even realizing it!
Try fitting in some practice time while you and your child are together. For example when riding in the car, play I Spy and name shapes for different objects you see. While making dinner, have your child help measure ingredients. During snack time, have him/her estimate the number of snack pieces in a serving, then count the actual number. Or perhaps ask your child how many snack pieces remain after eating a few. Why not start a spare change jar and count its contents once a week? The possibilities are endless.
A few minutes a day can really go a long way toward helping your child become successful in math.