Math Activities for Home (Ways parents can help children with everyday Math)
* When you go shopping, allow your child to estimate the cost of the groceries or clothes that you purchase before the
total is given.
* Discuss bargain prices/better buys (eg. 2 for $.80 or 3 for $1)
* Let your child figure the cost and pay for a purchase and count the change back to you
* Ask % off questions or estimate how much sales tax will be for items purchased
* Allow your child to order from a menu at a restaurant (and figure the tip for the family's meal)
* Have your child compare prices of the same item using the sales paper (eg. Academy vs. Dick's Sporting Goods)
* Have your child calculate his/her total allowance for the year
* Have your child find the average cost of groceries for your family for a month (add each week then divide by 4) or
the average of a utility bill for a year
* Practice Math Vocabulary or facts in the car on the way to ball practice, the store, while fixing dinner, etc.
* Help your child research his/her favorite sports figure's average hits, points, rebounds, goals, etc.
* Let your child help measure the ingredients for a favorite recipe
* Let your child help measure material or yarn when sewing/knitting
* Be creative!!! Use your child's interests and hobbies to find ways to practice using Math in everyday life.