activities help children understand how items can be organized and
grouped in logical ways.
Show your child that the
papers are divided into different sections and
explain that each section serves a purpose.
Show how the pages are
Provide your child with
supermarket ads from the newspapers.
Help him see how many
items are listed and the prices.
Compare the prices at
Ask which store has the
best bargain and why.
Talk about the difference
in prices between items bought at regular price, items at sale prices,
and items bought with money-off coupons.
What happens when an item
is bought at sale price and bought with a coupon?
Look at the ads or
coupons for pictures of all the cylinders, boxes, or cubes you can
What are their different
Paste the pictures on
paper and make a "book of geometric solids."
Have one page for each
Understanding that there
is a logical order to the way things are arranged in the newspaper, and
in the book of solids, helps show that math skills can be used in
organizing written material.
such as the sale prices at stores, also helps children
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