• 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.