Helpful Ideas to Integrate Mathematics into Everyday Life
Episode 108 – Blossom and Snappy Go Shopping
Money – Next time you need to buy a present for someone, let your child help pick it out. Let him/her help in the decision-making process. Finding the right gift at the right price can be a challenge, but it can also be a fun learning experience." Counting – Go to the zoo and count all the different types of animals. Figure out how many snakes are in the reptile house. Add the chimps, gorillas, and orangutans to find out how many primates there are.
Time – Let your child plan his own Saturday once in a while. Let him decide what he wants to do, how long each activity will take, and what time he will begin each activity. Have him write it out (and make sure he does the math on his own!).