April 26, 2002, Newsletter Issue #73: Math: Examples of Everyday Things

Tip of the Week

Examples of everyday things you can use to teach math:
*Have her plan a party (birthday, Christmas, New Yearīs) and do all the decorating, baking, etc. Give her a budget to work with.
*Let her redecorate her room (this is a great birthday present) and give her X amount of money with which to do this. Painting and sewing both involve math skills.
*Play games. Not "letīs sit down and do our math games" but regular games that involve math skills to be played whenever your family plays games.
*Let her be scorekeeper when you go bowling. Some math games: Monopoly, Yahtzee, any of the strategic games involving logic and thinking skills (Battleship, Stratego).
*General budgeting. Let her help with the family budget. Meal planning and coupons are good for developing math skills.


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