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Math Tips for Parents with young children

Change: Have your child calculate how much change you should receive when shopping at restaurants, retailers, and grocery stores.

Time: Ask your child to figure out when to leave for destinations by explaining what time you need to arrive and how long it takes to get there.

Fair Trades: Tell your child you have 6 quarters and ask how many dimes that equals.

Problem Solving: When your child is invited to a birthday party, ask how many months younger or older the friend is than your child. Ask how old your child will be when the friend is a certain age.

Splitting in Half: If a pound of candy costs $6, ask your child how much ½ pound costs. If ½ pound is $1.50, ask how much a whole pound costs.

The key to sharpening math skills, as with many other activities, is to use them, Larry says. By asking the types of questions above through the remainder of the summer, math will climb back to top of mind and the everyday nature of the questions will emphasize that math is an important and useful skill.

Provided by Mathnasium Learning Centers

March 28, 2014

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