Most kids complain that math is boring and not practical in a real-world setting. By using ‘applied math’ exercises you can add a fun factor while tackling their homework with ease. Not only will the games help them do their homework, but it will also help them solve real life challenges.
Here are 4 fun family ways in which you can teach your kids applied math:
Grocery Store Math
Play ‘grocer’ in the kitchen is a perfect example of a place where mathematics is made real. This fun, family game will ensure that the kids develop skills like measurement, estimation and quantity survey. For example, encourage your kids to weigh, count, price cans of food, apples, cereal boxes and peanut butter jars from
cupboard. Assist your kids in listing the items, figuring out how many apples make a ‘pound’ and what the price per pound is. This activity makes learning ‘real’ and triggers daily connections to math in your kids.
Coding can also be called programming. Kids can learn how to build with block codes to solve many challenges in life Smartgurlz is teaching girls how to code. Nad has been nominated for the top trend toy for 2017 in the category of girl power. The siggy scooter (world’s first of its kind coding robot for girls) is specifically programmed to solve problems. Girls who code find mathematics very enjoyable.
Mathematics and Pattern Blocks
The mathematics and pattern blocks comes in handy when it comes to teaching your kids how to sort and order, opposites and patterns. This block set is manufactured by Uncle Goose made of wooden block, non-toxic and colored. It is useful for matching shapes.
Candy Bar FractionsCandy bar fractions can be used to introduce to your kids equivalent fractions. The kids will be in a position to ascertain and explain if the fractions are equivalent or not by the use of the visual models. In this method, you will need a bar of chocolate preferably with 12 bars, a graph paper and interlocking cubes. This method makes learning of maths interesting and real and creates interest.