Sunday Morning Shout Out


As parents, who isn’t pressed for time? There are probably times when all of us wish we were doing a little more to reiterate academic skills. So much learning involves review and repetition.

It’s great when we can take everyday activities and make them teachable moments. Here’s one for the armchair quarterback, that can be used  with a variety of sports. The folks at great schools. org

As parents, who isn’t pressed for time? There are probably times when all of us wish we were doing a little more to reiterate academic skills. So much learning involves review and repetition.

It’s great when we can take everyday activities and make them teachable moments. Here’s one for the armchair quarterback, that can be used  with a variety of sports. The folks at great schools. org in an article titled ‘How to use sports to help your child’s math skills‘  demonstrate how a parent can use simple numbers from a football game to explain larger concepts of greater than/less than/equal to with the score and popcorn kernels.  —Something to keep in mind during this week’s Bill’s home-opener.

Another great way to teach children everyday math is by getting them used to measuring items. This great schools. org video clip titled ‘Math skills 5: Help your child understand measurement‘ demonstrates how parents can show young children the basic math skill of measurement and such concepts as: size, height, length, and weight.  For example, they can ask their child which toy car is bigger or smaller or which fairy wing is longer or shorter. Kids can track their heights and weights at home to see how size can change and how measurement reflects this occurrence.

Math is all around us! The great schools. org website provides many great examples and tutorials for parents at home. While these examples were geared towards younger children, it has material for pre-schoolers through college students.

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