In addition to the math online resources that I sent out, I believe that we should be practicing math in daily experiences and through games and activities. I believe that math is learned best when we connect it to real life situations and when students are engaged and having fun!
Here some ways to build mathematical concepts to real life experiences at home:
- Look for patterns in your home and especially outside in nature
- Cook together and measure ingredients or count cups and spoons of various ingredients
- Use math language like “more than”, fewer than”, “bigger”, “smaller”, “one more” or “one less”
Here are some fun math activities to engage with your child at home:
- Play board games!
- Play Dice games! (Here are couple of Ideas)
- Play “Connect Four”
2.Watch Ms. Brown and her daughter Olivia play the “Strike Out” math game, and try playing it at home!
- Play Card games!
- “More” or “Less”.
Split a deck of cards in two piles. Each person flips a card over. Whoever has the higher number on their card wins!
- Add the numbers on the cards
Split a deck of cards in two piles. Flip two cards over. Take turns adding the two numbers together.
Challenge: play the same game, but flip over 3 cards and add the numbers together
- Subtract the numbers on the cards
Split a deck of cards in two piles. Flip two cards over. Take turns subtracting the two numbers together.
- How many more?
Flip two cards, Example: 5 and 9. Parent asks: how many more is 9 than 5? Student answers: 9 is 4 more than 5.