1.
Numbers in the news.
Find the following things
in the paper:
a graph
a number less than 10
something that comes in
2s, 3s, 4s
a number more than 50 the
days of the week
a number more than 100
a number that is more
than 100 but less than 999
a symbol or word for
inches, feet, or yards, or centimetres and metres
a schedule of some kind
a triangle
a weather symbol
a percent sign
sports statistics
2. List it.
Provide your child with
supermarket advertisements in order to make up a list of food that will
feed the family for a week and meet a budget of a certain amount of
money.
Have your child make a
chart and use a calculator
to work out the cost of more than one item.
If the total for the
groceries is too great, talk about which items can be eliminated.
Could the list be cut
down by a few items or by buying less of another item?
What will best serve the
needs of the family?
3. For a
fraction of the cost.
Give your child a few
coupons and supermarket ads from the paper.
Help your child match the
coupons to some of the items in the advertisement.
What fraction of the cost
is the coupon?
For example, if an item
costs 79 cents and the coupon is for 10 cents off, what fraction of the
cost can be saved? (About 1/8.)
What percentage are you
saving on the item? (About 12 1/2 percent.)
One of the main ways
people use numbers is for planning.
Knowing how to plan how
much things will cost before going to the shop and how to read
schedules and weather information from the paper will help your child understand the world.
PS: Consider doing more fun printable
math activities.
