|Getting ready to go shopping can help
parents and children share their thinking strategies about math with
Coupons (if you use them)
1. Involve the family in
making a list. List each item and mark each item to indicate the number
2. Look at the price of
an item you bought last week and intend to buy this week.
How much did it cost last
week? How much does it cost this week?
Do you want to:
Pay this week's price?
Wait until the price
Or, stock up if it is
3. Involve the group in
deciding how much milk or juice will be needed for a week.
You might decide to estimate by cups.
Use a litre drink
container to show how many cups it contains.
4. If you collect
coupons, organize them.
Choose the coupons that match the items on the grocery list.
Discuss how much money
will be saved on various items by using coupons.
and estimation will help improve your children's ability to predict
amounts with accuracy.
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